Marco Polo

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Marco Polo is an American-Italian television miniseries originally broadcast by NBC in the United States, by Antenne 2 in France and by RAI in Italy in 1982. It starred Kenneth Marshall as Marco Polo, the 13th-century Venetian merchant and explorer. The series also featured appearances by Denholm Elliott, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Ian McShane, Leonard Nimoy, and others. It was originally broadcast in four episodes, where episodes 1 and 4 were twice as long as episodes 2 and 3. The series is sometimes divided into six equally long episodes.

Series Cast

  1. Ken Marshall

    Ken Marshall

    Marco Polo

    8 Episodes

  2. Denholm Elliott

    Denholm Elliott

    Niccolò Polo

    8 Episodes

  3. Tony Vogel

    Tony Vogel

    Matteo Polo

    8 Episodes

  4. Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft

    Marcos Mutter

    8 Episodes

  5. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Doge von Venedig

    8 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1982 | 8 Episodes

Season 1 of Marco Polo premiered on December 5, 1982.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 50m



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