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The Search for the Nile 

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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Series cast summary:
Kenneth Haigh ...  Sir Richard F. Burton 6 episodes, 1971
James Mason ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1971
John Quentin John Quentin ...  John Hanning Speke 4 episodes, 1971
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ...  Isabel Arundell / ... 4 episodes, 1971
Andre Van Gyseghem Andre Van Gyseghem ...  Sir Roderick Murchison 4 episodes, 1971
Seth Adagala Seth Adagala ...  Bombay 3 episodes, 1971
Michael Gough ...  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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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alla scoperta delle sorgenti del Nilo See more »

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(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the greatest mini-series of all time.
21 May 2005 | by coop-16See all my reviews

I saw this when I was 13 years old and I will never forget it.I have always loved this period of History( which is why I hate the fact I've never seen Mountains of The Moon),and this is a terrific treatment. It has one of the most literate scripts, and some of the most complex,fascinating characters, ever seen on the small screen.I will note, for instance, the brilliant performance by Kenneth Haigh as Sir Richard Francis Burton..one of the most astonishing, half-mad half-genius figures in human history.everybody else is also superb, including the actress who played Burtons devoted, if bigoted , wife.This film belongs on DVD..is it ever run on cable?


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