The year 1860, the place, a part of Liverpool docks. Captain James Onedin, his brother Robert, and their sister Elizabeth live in a small shop owned by their father. Captain James works for a company that deals mainly with shipping of wines. James is very ambitious and wants to own his own shipping company. Robert on the other hand is very much a cautious, land based man who is married to Sarah.
Aired: 1973 - 1974
Aired: 1971 - 1972