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This A&E adaptation of Dava Sobel's book "Longitude" is about the quest to find an instrument that measures longitude. The series follows John Harrison who is credited for creating a ohronometer that helps sailors determine longitude at sea and Rupert Gould who discovers Harrison's chronometers in a dusty storage space in war torn England.

ITV
1 Season, 2 Episodes
December 30, 2000
Drama
7.8/10
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Anna Chancellor, Emma Kay, Samuel West
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Longitude Full Episode Guide

  • Harrison's son William is now a man. They work together trying to find the best mechanical way forward and finally make a pocket watch which eventually proves the solution to solving longitude.

  • In the 18th Century, John Harrison tried to make a clock that would work at sea, thus solving the problem of finding longitude.

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