The series stars Ioan Gruffudd in the title role and was produced by the British broadcaster Meridian Television, and shown on ITV in the UK and A&E Television Networks in the United States. In September 2009, ABC2 started broadcasting a rerun of the series in Australia.
The complete series was published on DVD both individually and as a box set.
A companion book, Hornblower's Ships, by Martin Saville, explains how 11 fully working scale models were researched and built for the series.
- Hornblower: The Even Chance (AKA: The Duel, 1998)
- Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (AKA: The Fire Ships, 1998)
- Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
- Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (AKA: The Wrong War, 1999)
- Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
- Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
- Hornblower: Loyalty (2003)
- Hornblower: Duty (2003)
- Hornblower on Wikipedia