TV Movie | | Drama, History
In two parallel stories, the clockmaker John Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea in the 18th Century and the horologist Rupert Gould becomes obsessed with restoring it in the 20th Century.
This society was created so that men of *science* might solve the mysteries of our planet. I would not wish to see the longitude prize stolen by a country toolmaker.
At the outset of William's voyage home with Capt. Bourke, the command, "Raise upper topsails!" can be clearly heard. Split topsails did not come into use until 100 years later.