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Longitude

Synopsis
Adaptation of the Daba Sobel book telling the story of 18th-century clockmaker John Harrison’s attempts to build a chronometer, and the parallel story of Rupert Gould, who in the late 19th century rediscovers Harrison’s clocks in the basement of the Greenwich Observatory and devotes his life to restoring them.
Series
Granada Video, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
2000
Subjects
History; Technology
Keywords
astronomical observations; clocks; history of technology; time-keeping

Credits

Director
Charles Sturridge
Writer
Dava Sobel
Cast
Anna Chancellor 
Bill Nighy 
Brian Cox 
Frank Finlay 
Gemma Jones 
Ian Hart 
Jeremy Irons 
Michael Gambon 
Peter Vaughan 
Roger Lloyd Pack 
Samuel West 
Stephen Fry 
Tim McInnerny 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
198 minutes
Year
2008

Production Company

Name

Granada

Distributor

Name

ITV DVD

Web
http://www.itv.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7389 8555
Address
48 Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7FB
Notes
From 2006 the brand through which Granada Ventures releases material on DVD

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