To the Ends of the Earth (2005) TV Mini-Series poster and book cover compared.

To the Ends of the Earth

David Attwood, 2005

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Rites of Passage
William Golding, 1980

To the Ends of the Earth is a TV mini-series directed by David Attwood in 2005 and based on the book Rites of Passage by William Golding, first published in 1980. The TV series features Benedict Cumberbatch, Victoria Hamilton, Sam Neill, Jared Harris, Joanna Page, Paula Jennings, and others.

What users say

“The TV series is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

7.2

/ 10

TV Mini-Series Poster: To the Ends of the Earth (David Attwood, 2005)

7.1

/ 10

Book Cover: Rites of Passage (William Golding, 1980)

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Storyline

In the early 1800s young Edmund Talbot travels on a not too sea-worthy ship to New South Wales to take up a post with its governor. He gets on well with the Captain, Anderson, an amateur botanist who grows plants in his cabin, but, due to a social gaffe, well-meaning young parson Colley falls foul of the captain, later getting drunk and having gay sex with crew members.

Genres

Movie vs Book

Poster of To the Ends of the Earth, the 2005 TV series by David Attwood

Year

2005

Minutes

267

Movie Rate

7.20

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

To the Ends of the Earth

Country: UK

Year: 2005

Length: 4h27m / 3 episodes

Cover of Rites of Passage, the 1980 book by William Golding

Year

1980

Pages

278

Book Rate

7.18

S: Goodreads

Book

Rites of Passage

Country: UK

First published in: 1980

Length: 278 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of To the Ends of the Earth, the 2005 TV series by David Attwood

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TV series

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of To the Ends of the Earth, the 2005 TV series by David Attwood

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25% No

9 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Rites of Passage, the 1980 book by William Golding

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4 votes

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