Horatio Hornblower


HORATIO HORNBLOWER The Horatio Hornblower series is based upon the novels by C. S. Forester. They were admired by many fans, including Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemmingway who is quoted as saying, “I recommend Forester to everyone literate I know.” The adventures follow the rising career from a young, unpromising, and seasick midshipman who eventually becomes Admiral of The Fleet of the Britain's Royal Navy. The storyline occurs during the Napoleonic era. Although many great naval leaders inspired Hornblower, Forester was careful to place the plots far enough away from actual battles so as not to interfere with history. The 30-minute radio episodes first aired July 7, 1952. Michael Redgrave portrayed Horatio Hornblower. Harry Towers produced the series through his Towers of London syndicate. Although produced in England, BBC was not interested in the series, so it was sent off to the United States. CBS originally broadcast the 52 episodes, until July 17, 1953. It later was rebroadcast by ABC in 1954, and the Mutual Broadcasting System in 1957. NOTE:  Updated Release!  Version 1.1: replaced episodes 2, 8, and 16.(1-August-2017) OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Horatio Hornblower Certification Status: OTRR Certified Complete Certification Date: June 2, 2017 Certification Version: Version 1.1 Number of CDs: 1 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group.  See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.


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