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Lost Empires

Lost Empires

When an orphaned 18-year-old (a young Colin Firth) joins his hard-nosed Uncle Nick (John Castle) on England's pre-WWI vaudeville circuit, he finds himself among magicians, dwarves, torch singers, suffragettes, and a...more.
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Overview
When an orphaned 18-year-old (a young Colin Firth) joins his hard-nosed Uncle Nick (John Castle) on England's pre-WWI vaudeville circuit, he finds himself among magicians, dwarves, torch singers, suffragettes, and a sad-sack comedian (Sir Lawrence Olivier in one of his final performances). Based on the nostalgic novel by J.B. Priestley, seen on Masterpiece Theatre in 1987, this famous miniseries captures a time when all the world was an English stage. 7 episodes, 6¾ hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Episodes
Disc 1
Episode 1
New arrival Richard makes an immediate impact on the other members of the act, especially the women. Hired as a stage assistant, he soon begins performing roles. But just as Richard embraces the l
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 410 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 3
Language: English
Subtitl
Press
"Thoroughly engrossing" --Los Angeles Times
"Heartily recommended" --The New York Times
"Filled with wonderful characters and bravura turns" --The New York Times
Awards
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Costume Design (1987)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1987)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Film Sound (1987)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination
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