My earlier collection Of Hornblower bough separately from each other (2003) have differing aspect ratios of 4:3 for the first 4 episodes 14:9 for the next two (Mutiny / Retribution ) 16:9 for the last two (Loyalty / Duty) As they are all post 1998 and UK TV broadcast Drama in widescreen from 1997 I wonder if this current (2006) is release 16:9 throughout ?
No, it is not. I have the latest incarnation of Hornblower box sets and the aspect ratios are all original. In fact I thought they were ALL 14:9 from memory. Must be mistaken. I know they're not all 16:9 though.