Longitude DVD

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An epic adaptation of Dava Sobel's best-selling book starring Michael Gambon and Jeremy Irons. Longitude is the fascinating story of John Harrison (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. This story is intertwined with that of Rupert Gould (Irons) the former naval officer who in the 1920s discovered Harrison's clocks and - at the cost of his health... his reputation and his marriage began the mammoth task of restoring them. [show more]

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Released
15 January 2007
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
ITV DVD 
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Runtime
198 minutes 
Features
Anamorphic, PAL 
Barcode
5037115237736 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. In 1714 Parliament offer a £20,000 prize for anyone who can provide an accurate means of measuring longitude at sea. John Harrison (Michael Gambon) flies in the face of popular opinion by saying that the stars do not provide the answer, and provides his own solution with the invention of a mechanical clock. However, it takes Harrison forty years to prove his theory, and he is eventually forgotten in the mists of time. Centuries later, Robert Gould (Jeremy Irons) attempts to restore Harrison's reputation by tracking down and repairing the four clocks he originally constructed.

In 1714 Parliament offer a £20,000 prize for anyone who can provide an accurate means of measuring longitude at sea. John Harrison (Michael Gambon) flies in the face of popular opinion by saying that the stars do not provide the answer, and provides his own solution with the invention of a mechanical clock. However, it takes Harrison forty years to prove his theory, and he is eventually forgotten in the mists of time. Centuries later, Robert Gould (Jeremy Irons) attempts to restore Harrison's reputation by tracking down and repairing the four clocks he originally constructed.

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