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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.

Longitude is a Drama series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on December 30, 2000. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

Longitude is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Longitude on demand at Amazon online.

ITV
1 Season, 2 Episodes
December 30, 2000
Drama
7.8/10
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Peter Cartwright, Gemma Jones, John Nettleton, Michael Gambon
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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.