The Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession.
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1972  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Kenneth Haigh ...
 Sir Richard F. Burton (6 episodes, 1971)
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 Narrator (6 episodes, 1971)
John Quentin ...
 John Hanning Speke (4 episodes, 1971)
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 Isabel Arundell / ... (4 episodes, 1971)
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
 Sir Roderick Murchison (4 episodes, 1971)
Seth Adagala ...
 Bombay (3 episodes, 1971)
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 David Livingstone (3 episodes, 1971)
Ian McCulloch ...
 Capt. James Grant (3 episodes, 1971)
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The Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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25 January 1972 (USA)  »

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Die Suche nach der Quelle des Nils  »

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The BBC do not wish this series to be seen.
4 April 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Quite a few of the best BBC films have been locked away. There is a possibility that, in the minds of a very politically correct and left leaning BBC upper management, the advertising of Empire and Africa is not a truth that should be allowed anymore. The standard of documentary's, and that of the news itself for which the BBC used to be renowned, has been lowered dramatically over the past 20 years. The BBC are ashamed of British involvement in Africa in the nineteenth Century and do their best to make certain that any programs which reflect otherwise are not available. It's a great pity. No quality anymore just proselytizing. The BBC is being systematically dumbed down to make certain it reflects a government view of the world.


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