Search for the Nile

  • 1972
  • 1 Season

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 Roy (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 1 The Dream of the Wanderer

First Aired: January 25, 1972

Part 1 introduces the leaders of the Royal Geographical Society expeditions: Sir Richard Francis Burton (Kenneth Haigh) and John Hanning Speke (John Quentin). Isabel: Barbara Leigh-Hunt. Livingstone: Michael Gough.

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