From BBC Radio 4 Extra. Written by Patrick O'Brian; Full cast dramatisation
starring David Robb, Richard Dillane, Jon Glover and David Timson; Dramatised
by Roger Danes; Directed by Bruce Young.
Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry are all to the fore
in this tale set in 1804-5 in England, India, and on the high seas.
Episode 1: Captain Jack Aubrey engages the Spanish and the French but falls
victim to enemies at home.
Episode 2: Jack Aubrey is ordered to convey a British ambassador to the East
Indies - but in Bombay Stephen Maturin meets Diana Villiers, the one woman
Jack would avoid at any cost.
Episode 3: Tragedy halts the ship's mission to the East Indies.
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