The Great Liners (Episode 50)

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Something Special for Everyone

Thirty years ago, we started work on the very first episode in our Award Winning series of The Great Liners, showing you rare maritime film never made public before. Now we have just finished the production of the 50th episode in this series, making it by far the biggest and best ship documentary series ever made.

Every episode in the series is special, containing 100% rare old film showing over 75% of all the world’s ships and ports back in the Golden Age of Ocean travel, and episode 50 is no exception, in fact it is probably the best production of them all and like its title (Something for everyone) might suggest, there really is something for everyone.

We show previously unseen footage of great ocean liners in Southampton and then switch to an almost unbelievable voyage aboard a North Sea fishing boat back in the 1930s…(Now that’s what we call rough seas). Then for all you ferry lovers we show rare film of those wonderful Isle of Man ferries back in the 1940s/50s… Then we go to London’s Royal Docks back in WW2 and the Blitz, where we join a magnificent Blue Funnel ship as it takes on all its cargo before setting sail on a dangerous voyage all the way to Australia.

Then as a complete contrast we show you one of the funniest ship films ever, shot aboard the beautiful Italian Liner Europa, then to change the mood again we take you back to the wonderful 1950s where we join Orient Line’s magnificent Orcades in the 1950s… It’s as if we’re aboard her for real, and oh how different and enjoyable life at sea was back then.

Then to end with we show exceptionally rare film of the magnificent Canberra’s last visit to Sydney… It is a moment of great maritime sadness as we follow her arrival and final departure, which is so sad and moving, and will almost certainly bring tears to your eyes…

Great ocean liners, Isle of Man ferries, London Docks In WW2, a voyage aboard a great Orient Liner, and then the final arrival and sailing of the Canberra, but as the title suggests, there’s something here for everyone.

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