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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.

Series Cast

  1. André van Gyseghem

    6 Episodes

  2. Kenneth Haigh

    Kenneth Haigh

    Sir Richard F. Burton

    6 Episodes

  3. Barbara Leigh-Hunt

    Barbara Leigh-Hunt

    6 Episodes

  4. John Quentin

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1971 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of The Search for the Nile premiered on September 22, 1971.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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