Based on the novels by William Golding, this sweeping mini-series follows 19th-century British aristocrat Edmund Talbot as he sets sail for Australia to serve in the colonial government. The voyage proves to be a life-changing experience for Talbot, who strikes up unlikely friendships with the vessel's crew and fellow passengers. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris, Victoria Hamilton, Charles Dance, and Sam Neill star. 4 1/2 hrs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.