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The Search for the Nile

The Search for the Nile

An Emmy® winner and a Golden Globe® nominee, this sumptuous BBC mini-series from 1971 was one of the most costly and ambitious of its time. "A compulsive mixture of theatre, history and travelogue" (Daily Mirror),...more.
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Overview
An Emmy® winner and a Golden Globe® nominee, this sumptuous BBC mini-series from 1971 was one of the most costly and ambitious of its time. "A compulsive mixture of theatre, history and travelogue" (Daily Mirror), filmed on location throughout East Africa, it told of the men who searched for the source of the Nile, the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. A powerful classic of BBC period drama, narrated by James Mason. 6 episodes, 6 hrs, 2 DVDs.
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Episodes
• The Dream of the Wanderer (Prologue)
• Discovery and Betrayal (1856)
• The Secret Fountains (1859)
• The Great Debate (1864)
• Find Livingstone (1871)
• Conquest and Death
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 6 hours
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 2
Language: English
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Audio Format: Dolby Stereo
Rating: NR
Cast
Kenneth Haigh, John Quentin, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Michael Gough
Press
"Magnificent entertainment in the grand manner" - The Daily Mail (UK)
"Beautiful and Intelligent" - The Observer (UK)
"The success story of the year - already a TV classic" - The Daily Express (UK)
"A compulsive mixture of theatre, history and travelogue...seldom if ever better done" - The Daily Mirror (UK)
Awards
Golden Globe Award Nomination - Best TV Special (1973)
Primetime Emmy Award Winner - Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement - Docu-Drama (1972)
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement - Individuals (1972)
BAFTA Award Nomination - Best Specialized Production (1972)
BAFTA Award Nomination - Best Actor (Kenneth Haigh, 1972)
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