Welcome, glad you found us all here.
I actually have every episode on VHS tape, this amounts to about 16
cassettes. Many of the episodes were at the time recorded using lp rather
than sp, to conserve tape as the cassettes were quite expensive at the time.
This means the quality is not very good on some of the tapes but they are
I would like to be able to make copies of any or all of these available to
everyone on this list if they wanted them but this is not really feasible
because of the sheer number of episodes and of course it would be illegal
under copyright laws.
This is a shame, because unless one of the digital services decides to
repeat the whole series it is unlikely they will be available again.
Best wishes for the forthcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations.
> Hello everybody,
> I joined this group recently and I would like to introduce myself.
> My name is Erika and I live in the south of Germany. I have been an
> Onedin Line fan for over 30 years now. It has fascinated me from the
> beginning, when I was a girl of 14, but even now, as a woman in her
> midforties, the series has the same thrill for me. I think it's the
> blend of fact and fiction, of adventure and romance, of good script
> and excellent acting which makes the series so outstanding and unique.
> The first episode of the Onedin Line ever shown in Germany was
> broadcast by Bavarian television on Oct. 25th, 1972.I still remember
> it well; we only had a black-and-white screen then. In Germany, the
> Onedin Line ran on the regional channels, not the federal ones. This
> meant that there was only little information about it in the
> magazines. I collected every litle scrap I could find, but all in all
> it was not much. So I was delighted when finally, nearly 30 years
> after its start, I found information on my favourite series in the
> internet! In fact, I've learned more about the Onedin Line in the
> past 3 years than in the 25 years before!
> In 2001, I discovered the "inofficial website of the Onedin Line". I
> thought it was excellent and contacted its creator, a young Cambridge
> student. We exchanged several e-mails, and the young lady was very
> kind and knowledgeable. Then suddenly, in Oct. 2002, the site
> vanished from the web. I tried to contact her by e-mail and even by
> letter, but got no replies. Does anyone know what has happened to the
> website or to the girl who created it?
> I haven't seen the whole of the Onedin Line. The last thing I
> remember was that both Letty and Charlotte were pregnant. So if
> somebody could give me a rough outline how the story continued to its
> very end, I would be most grateful.
> Now I am looking forward to Dec 21st, when the German channel NDR 3
> will start series 1 of the Onedin Line. They have planned to show
> only the first 6 episodes. I hope this is a test, just to see if the
> series still appeals to the public, and more will follow in the
> So much for today,
> hoping to hear from many members of this group,