Longitude is a Drama programme.
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MICHAEL GAMBON and JEREMY IRONS lead an all-star cast in this epic adaptation of the best-selling book. Longitude is the fascinating story of John Harrison (MICHAEL GAMBON) who in the 18th century believed he could make a clock that would work on board a ship - and so solve the problem of finding longitude at sea. Harrison has to struggle against a bigoted establishment in order to win recognition for his achievements and finds he is up against more than one formidable foe. This18th century drama is intercut with the story of Rupert Gould (JEREMY IRONS) - the former Naval officer who in the 1920's discovered Harrison's clocks in a state of ruin - and at the cost of his health, his reputation and his marriage, began the mammoth task of restoring the clocks to their original, majestic glory. With IAN HART, ANNA CHANCELLOR, PETER VAUGHAN, SAMUEL WEST and BRIAN COX .
Running Time: 185 minutes (approx)
Database last updated: 19 September - 17:25