Mild themes and infrequent violence
|Actors:||Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster, Brian Rawlinson|
This 10-part fourth series commences in the mid 1870s with the industrial revolution bringing change on the high seas as well as on land. James Onedin still trying to expand his shipping interests finds that merchants are demanding the swifter transport provided by steam. Now his principle rival in this cut-and-thrust world is his sister Elizabeth. On the death of her husband and father-in-law she inherits control of the Frazer line and soon proves herself as an equal to her brother in ruthlessness and dynamism.