Lost Empires

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Original run: 24 Oct 1986 – 5 Dec 1986

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama

Network: itv GRANADA UK

Watched by: 22 of 689 447 0%

Total running time: 5 hours 1 minute

Episode duration: 43 minutes

MyShows rating: 3.67 of 5 9


Lost Empires takes you to the last days of Britain's innocence and the glamorous, magical world of the great music halls - which once brought entertainment to millions. In 1913, young Richard Herncastle, escapes from a stuffy, provincial English background into the glitter and excitement of the theatre world. Funny, sad, and nostalgic, Lost Empires follows Richard from his naïve, country upbringing to join his uncle Nick Ollanton, a famous music hall illusionist - known as the Indian Magician, Ganga Dun. The mystery of illusions, on and off the stage, is eventually shattered for Richard, whose dream of becoming a famous painter becomes sidetracked while he contends with men gone nearly insane, the lusts of countless women, and a murder that hangs over his head.

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