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.

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tony Lo Bianco

    Tony Lo Bianco

    Bruder Niccolò

  2. Ken Marshall

    Ken Marshall

    Marco Polo

  3. James Hong

    James Hong


  4. Ian McShane

    Ian McShane

    Ali Ben Yussouf

  5. John Houseman

    John Houseman

    Patriarch von Aquileia

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Season 1

1982 | 8 Episodes

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

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Marco Polo



Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 50m

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