Lost Empires (1986)

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from Lost Empires novel re;eased in conjunction with original telecast "In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Richard Herncastle (7 episodes, 1986)
Gillian Bevan ...
 Cissie Mapes (7 episodes, 1986)
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 Nick Ollanton (7 episodes, 1986)
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 Barney (7 episodes, 1986)
Ted Morris ...
 Sam Hayes (7 episodes, 1986)
Neil Boorman ...
 Ben Hayes (7 episodes, 1986)
Carmen Du Sautoy ...
 Julie Blane (6 episodes, 1986)
Francesca McGregor ...
 Nonie Colmar (5 episodes, 1986)
Jean Marie Segal ...
 Gustav Colmar (5 episodes, 1986)
John Ballanger ...
 Andre Colmar (5 episodes, 1986)
Larbi Slemane ...
 Jean Colmar (5 episodes, 1986)
Brian Glover ...
 Tommy Beamish (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Nancy Ellis (4 episodes, 1986)
Emil Wolk ...
 Ricarlo (4 episodes, 1986)
Anthony Newlands ...
 Hubert Courtenay (4 episodes, 1986)
Rio Fortune ...
 The ragtime three (3 episodes, 1986)
Mike Mosebury ...
 The ragtime three (3 episodes, 1986)
Claude Walloon ...
 The ragtime three (3 episodes, 1986)
Brenda Larenty ...
 The Montanas (3 episodes, 1986)
Miguel ...
 The Montanas (3 episodes, 1986)
Stephen Brigden ...
 Bob Hodson (3 episodes, 1986)
Jane Arden ...
 Susie Hodson (3 episodes, 1986)
Bruce Morrison ...
 Ambrose (3 episodes, 1986)
Michael Walter ...
 Philip Tewby / ... (3 episodes, 1986)
John Asquith ...
 Esmond (3 episodes, 1986)
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from Lost Empires novel re;eased in conjunction with original telecast "In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know romance, politics and high adventure. The next year, in a true and terrifying vanishing act, the guns of August blast away that world forever." Written by Anonymous

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24 October 1986 (UK)  »

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Los imperios perdidos  »

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Richard Herncastle: [narrating] Christmas eve - my first away from home. Not that I had a home any more. But Christmas is the time for remembering it - and loneliness stabs like a pain.
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The Honeysuckle and the Bee
Written by Albert H. Fitz (as Alb. H. Fitz) and William H. Penn (as Wm. H. Penn)
[First Published 1901]
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Show Business, Music Hall Style, WWI
30 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good but not great depiction of travelling "vaudeville" in England just as WWI commences. The plot is serviceable, but the ambiance and the characters are outstanding.

A diverse group of show business performers are presented in all their individuality and also as a certain generalized type of performer and human being.

The atmosphere is dominated by a somewhat perverse, nasty and mysterious magician, who is Colin Firth's character's Uncle Nick. He is outstanding and sets the tone for the show. Firth is rather bland, but it should be interesting for viewers to see him act as a young man.

Anyone with in an interest in show business, even if it's just an historical interest, will find this series quite satisfying, though not stunning.


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