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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. Sada Thompson as Aunt Flora and zia Flora

    Sada Thompson

    Aunt Flora, zia Flora

    16 Episodes

  2. Ken Marshall as Marco Polo

    Ken Marshall

    Marco Polo

    8 Episodes

  3. Anne Bancroft as Marco's Mother

    Anne Bancroft

    Marco's Mother

    8 Episodes

  4. John Gielgud as Doge di Venezia

    John Gielgud

    Doge di Venezia

    8 Episodes

  5. John Houseman as Patriarca di Aquileia

    John Houseman

    Patriarca di Aquileia

    8 Episodes

  6. David Warner as Antonio Rustico

    David Warner

    Antonio Rustico

    8 Episodes

  7. Denholm Elliott as Niccolò Polo

    Denholm Elliott

    Niccolò Polo

    8 Episodes

  8. Tony Vogel as Matteo Polo

    Tony Vogel

    Matteo Polo

    8 Episodes

  9. Mario Adorf as Giovanni

    Mario Adorf


    8 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1982 • 8 Episodes

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

Part 8

(1x8, January 23, 1983) Season Finale

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Marco Polo


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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