Marco Polo

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Marco Polo is a 1982 American-Italian television miniseries originally broadcast by NBC in the United States and by RAI in Italy. It stars Kenneth Marshall as Marco Polo, the 13th-century Venetian merchant and explorer. The series also features... read more

Marco Polo is a 1982 American-Italian television miniseries originally broadcast by NBC in the United States and by RAI in Italy. It stars Kenneth Marshall as Marco Polo, the 13th-century Venetian merchant and explorer. The series also features appearances by Denholm Elliott, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Burt Lancaster, 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.

Original Release

05/16/1982 on NBC

US Release

05/16/1982

Cast

Ken Marshall Marco Polo
Denholm Elliott Niccolò Polo
Tony Vogel Matteo Polo
Patrick Mower Brother Damian
David Warner Rustichello
Mario Adorf Giovanni
F. Murray Abraham Jacopo
Ruocheng Ying Kublai Khan
Jun'ichi Ishida Prince Chinkin
James Hong Phags-pa
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Sunday, 05 December 1982
2 Episode #1.2 Sunday, 12 December 1982
3 Episode #1.3 Sunday, 19 December 1982
4 Episode #1.4 Sunday, 26 December 1982
5 Episode #1.5 Sunday, 02 January 1983
6 Episode #1.6 Sunday, 09 January 1983
7 Episode #1.7 Sunday, 16 January 1983
8 Episode #1.8 Sunday, 23 January 1983
1982EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing Nominated
1982EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Hairstyling Nominated
1982EmmyOutstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1982EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1982EmmyOutstanding Costume Design for a Regular or Limited Series Won
1982EmmyOutstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1982EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement - Creative Special Achievement Nominated
1982EmmyOutstanding Limited Series Won
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