Rent The Search for the Nile (1971)

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The explorers who searched for the source of the Nile were some of the most colourful and controversial in all history. Fueled by faith, greed and obsession they endured the hardships of grueling African expeditions while locked in fierce rivalries, each determined to claim the prize of discovery. The stories of their epic adventures are brought to life in this sumptuous 6 hour BBC production from 1971, digitally remastered and released on video for the very first time. The Emmy Award winning series, shot entirely on film in authentic locations in East Africa, was one of the most expensive and ambitious of its time and enthralled a huge audience worldwide.
Today, 'The Search for the Nile' remains a powerful classic of BBC period drama.
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Christopher Ralling
Voiced By:
James Mason
Narrated By:
James Mason
Derek Marlowe, Michael Hastings
Danann Publishing
Classics, British TV, TV Action & Adventure, TV Classics, TV Dramas
Release Date:
Run Time:
300 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Dream of the Wanderer
2. Discovery and Betrayal
3. The Secret Fountains
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. The Great Debate
5. Find Livingstone
6. Conquest and Death

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Reviews (1) of The Search for the Nile

Good docudrama of a fascinating story - The Search for the Nile review by SC

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We enjoyed this very much. I lived in East Africa for a while and the scenery was the real thing and tribal scenes were well done - very like the villages I visited in the bush. The make-up was a bit dubious on Burton at times but otherwise the film has aged well. An amazing story well told.

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