ITV4 Hornblower Catch up on the ITV Hub Epic award-winning films based on C.S. Forester's classic adventure stories. Set during the 18th century Napoleonic Wars, Horatio Hornblower (Ioan Gruffudd), a young and shy midshipman, rises through the ranks to become an admiral. 4 episodes available to watch Share this programme: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Series 2 Latest 1. Mutiny Thu Thursday 19 Oct 7.45pm Officers contemplate mutiny under the command of the tyrannical Captain Sawyer. Series 1 4. The Frogs and the Lobsters Thu Thursday 12 Oct 7.55pm The Admiralty endorses a daring plan to overthrow the French government. 3. The Duchess and the Devil Thu Thursday 5 Oct 8pm Hornblower leads a daring raid on a French sloop. 2. The Examination for Lieutenant Thu Thursday 28 Sept 8pm Promoted to Acting Lieutenant, Hornblower is forced to question his readiness for command.