To the Ends of the Earth
It’s 1812 and Edmund Talbot (Benedict Cumberbatch) is travelling on board a decrepit wooden warship. He is on his way to Australia to take up a Government post secured for him by his rich and influential godfather.
Edmund is young, witty and naive, and all set for adventure and bravery in the face of whatever a long sea voyage might throw at him. But he is also immature, vain, haughtily cocksure in his perception of the world and ripe for certain lessons, both emotional and intellectual.