Search for the Nile (1972 - 1972)

Search for the Nile

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An Emmy-winning miniseries about the search for the source of the Nile in the mid-1800s, produced by the BBC and filmed in Africa. Using journals and letters, it delivers rich characterizations and a high regard for authenticity as it dramatizes the arduous trek across Africa of Sir Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, leaders of Britain's Royal Geographical Society.


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1972, NBC, 6 episodes


Kenneth Haigh
as Sir Richard Francis Burton
John Quentin
as John Hanning Speke
Ian McCulloch
as Capt. James Grant
Michael Gough
as Dr. David Livingstone
Norman Rossington
as Samuel Baker
Catherine Schell
as Florence Baker
Keith Buckley
as Henry Stanley
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
as Isabel Arundell Burton
Andre Van Gyseghem
as Sir Roderick Murchison
Oliver Litonde
as King Mutesa
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Feb 1, 1971
Genre: Action & Adventure
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