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The Mauritius Command

The Mauritius Command - Patrick O'Brian Classic serial - Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809, dramatised in three parts by Roger Danes.blurb - Following his adventures in HMS Surprise, Jack Aubrey has been kicking his heels at home when his old friend, Stephen Maturin, comes knocking at his door with welcome news. Jack is promoted to Commodore, and is to lead a squadron of English ships, charged with taking the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and RĂ©union from the French. In the course of the novel Jack must succeed against superior odds at sea and on land. Yet, in his new role as Commodore, Jack will need subtlety and subterfuge to win over the crews and subordinate captains of his own fleet. Based on a naval campaign in 1809-10 when Britain and France were bitterly engaged in protecting their trade routes around the southern tip of Africa.The Mauritius Command is the fourth novel in Patrick O'Brian's Nelsonic epic series, and the sequel to HMS Surprise which was dramatised for Radio 4 in 2008. Captain Jack Aubrey ................... DAVID ROBB Doctor Stephen Maturin .......... ...RICHARD DILLANE Governor Farquhar ..................... DAVID RINTOUL Lt-Col Keating ............ .......THOMAS ARNOLD Lord Clonfert................................ SAM DALE Captain Corbett................. ....CHRISTIAN RODSKA Lt Seymour ....................... ...MAX DOWLER Midshipman George Johnson ....... NYASHA HATENDI Dr McAdam/Admiral Bertie.......... .SEAN BAKER Captain Pym............................... BRIAN BOWLES Mrs. Williams ............................ JOANNA MONRO Sophie....................................... SALLY ORROCK Producer/director: Bruce Young Producer Bruce Young.