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