But what I do remember was that it was becoming increasingly difficult to
keep the cast together, as of course many of the actors also had other
commitments. I think that was the main reason the series ended.
The series lasted for over 10 years which is a remarkable achievement, only
losing a few of the original members over that period, (most notably the
truly excellent Michael Billington as Daniel Fogarty which has to be one of
the best portrayals of a character in any TV series, except for Jessica
Benton's Elizabeth, but then I am unashameably biased!)
I also remember a radio interview with Cyril Abraham the creator of the
Onedin Line where he said he had an outline of the story right up to the
present day (then the 1970s) but if he ever put pen to paper on those or if
they exist anywhere nobody seems to know.
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From: "stuart_fanning" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 6:20 PM
Subject: [shiponedingroup] Series 8 – Planned to be the final series?
> The series 8 episode: A Long Way Home, was the final episode of the
> Onedin Line series. Was it planned that Series 8 would be the last
> one, or was The Onedin Line cancelled because of poor ratings?
> Anyone know the history of this?