Captain James Cook
Written byPeter Yeldham
Directed byLawrence Gordon Clark
StarringKeith Michell
John Gregg
Theme music composerJosé Nieto
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes4 x 2 hours
Budget$12 million[1]
Original networkABC
Original release6 October 1987 (1987-10-06)

Captain James Cook is a 1986 Australian mini series about the life of James Cook (1728-1779), a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy.[1]

The series was financed by $5 million from Revcom France, $2.25 million from the ABC and the rest from 10BA tax money.[2]



  1. ^ a b Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p181
  2. ^ Albert Moran, Moran's Guide to Australian TV Series, AFTRS 1993 p 97