C.S. Forester's hero (Ioan Gruffudd) is promoted to captain and given command of HMS Hotspur, which he sails to France to determine whether Napoleon intends to keep a peace pledge. He also begins a relationship with a young woman (Julia Sawalha). Sir Edward Pellew: Robert Lindsay. Lt. Bush: Paul McGann. Wolfe: Lorcan Cranitch. Mrs. Mason: Barbara Flynn.