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The Nile

2004-2004 Ended/Cancelled
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Show Summary
The longest river on the planet, the Nile flows from the heart of the continent, through a land with a history as rich as the river is long.

This river has written its story across the landscape as it forges its way north, uniting worlds of mountain, jungle, marsh and desert. No other river has left such an enduring legacy. Performing a yearly miracle, by bringing a great flood of water and fertile soil to a desert, the Nile gave mankind its first great civilisation - Ancient Egypt. It changed the world forever.

But for such a huge and powerful river, the Nile has been reluctant to give up its secrets. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand it. The ancient Egyptians thought it was magic - a gift of the gods. Obsessive Victorian explorers endured unimaginable hardships in their search for its source.

Now we can reveal the true nature of the river and the reasons behind its magic - a magnificent and diverse mosaic of strange places and fascinating animals, stretching far back into some of the remotest corners of Africa. Three epic tales follow the Nile across Africa and into history, to reveal a world that has to be seen to be believed.
Main Cast
N/ASimon MacCorkindale
as Narrator [S 1]

Premiered on Network:
BBC-2 in UK

Also known as:

Genres: Documentary

Language: english  Runtime: 50 mins

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Guide available in: english
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1x01 - Crocodile and King:
Series of 3 programmes about the Nile river. 1st programme looks at the nature of the Nile through the eyes of the ancient Egyptians.
1x02 - The Great Flood:
Ancient Egypt was built on the promise of a great flood - brought to the desert each year by the river Nile. But where did it come from?
1x03 - The Search for the Source:
Programme recreates the journeys of legendary explorers to unravel the mystery of the whereabouts of the source of the Nile river.
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Guide available in: english