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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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Country:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Excellent informative series
3 June 2004 | by valscatsSee all my reviews

This series was one of the best that I have ever seen on TV. In trying to find out if it was available on VHS or DVD I discovered a web site that lets you vote and comment on your favorite movie or TV shows to put on DVD or VHS. It then sends your vote and comments to the company that owns the rights. As of this moment there are only 19 votes for this wonderful series to be released. So please take a moment and go to TVShowsOnDVD.com and register your vote. Hopefully enough people will see my message and get the count up so that this series will finally be released. This is the type of mini-series that I would love my grandchildren to see, so I will check on the site to see how the voting is going. Thanks.


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