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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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Adventure | Drama

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UK | USA

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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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Why has the Search for the Nile been pulled from all libraries and other sources?
11 August 2007 | by wra-5See all my reviews

I have been looking for the series The Search for the Nile and have been unable to find this series in spite of the fact that it won the Golden Globe Award best TV special 1973. I have checked all university video libraries, the Smithsonian library, public libraries, all video sources even the BBC. No one has this series. WHY Why has it been pulled from all sources? If you have a copy of this series I would be interested in purchasing it.

This is one of the best series on Victorian Era exploration I have seen. It also give one an insight into Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton's life and character.

bob


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