Author. CS ForesterA Tower of London syndicate, Horatio Hornblower was a 30
minute historical action and adventure radio series that was
broadcast on Radio Luxumbourg. It first aired in 1952 and
was produced by Harry Towers and
Michael Redgravestarred Michael Redgrave.
Son of the silent film actor Roy Redgrave, Michael was also
known for his starring role in Hitchcock's The Lady
Vanishes as well as The Importance of being Ernest.
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Michael Redgrave played Horatio Hornbloweyr, a captain in
the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic era. The radio
series was based on twelve Horatio Hornblower novels written
by C.S. Forester. These novels were, and still are, well liked
due to their realistic tone and historical accuracy in telling
the tales of Naval life in the late 1700s through the mid 1800s.
C.S. Forester was well known for his novels about military and
naval life, including such fine titles as The African Queen,
The Gun, The Barbary Pirates, and The General.
See also: Adventures of Sea Hound.