Based on the international bestseller, a new dramatisation that brings to vivid life the tale of 18th century outsider John Harrison. Read More >
Without the ability to accurately chart their position at sea, eighteenth century sailors were often left at the mercy of inaccurate plotting, vague astronomical navigation and blind intuition. Despite Parliament’s offer of a £20,000 reward for a successful resolution to the ‘Longitude Problem’, the loss at sea of whole ships, crews and valuable cargoes continued unabated. Into the tempestuous quest for an accurate navigation system came Yorkshire born carpenter turned clockmaker John Harrison.