Wagner must reconcile with the King of Bavaria and eventually does so. Their friendship grows even stronger while Ludwig's minsters are becoming increasingly suspicious of Wagner and his ... See full summary »

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Tony Palmer

Writer:

Charles Wood

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Burton ... Richard Wagner
Vanessa Redgrave ... Cosima von Bulow
László Gálffi ... King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Arthur Denberg Arthur Denberg ... Prince Paul Taxis
Miguel Herz-Kestranek Miguel Herz-Kestranek ... Hans von Bülow
Mátyás Usztics Mátyás Usztics ... Franz
Gwyneth Jones Gwyneth Jones ... Malvina von Carolsfeld
Peter Hofmann Peter Hofmann ... Schnorr von Carolsfeld
Peter Wehle Peter Wehle ... First Bailiff
Gerhard Bronner Gerhard Bronner ... Second Bailiff
Peter Ohme Peter Ohme ... Treasury Clerk (as Peter Öhme)
Ralph Richardson ... Pfordten
John Gielgud ... Pfistermeister
Laurence Olivier ... Pfeuffer
Emanuel Schmied Emanuel Schmied ... Uncle Max
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Wagner must reconcile with the King of Bavaria and eventually does so. Their friendship grows even stronger while Ludwig's minsters are becoming increasingly suspicious of Wagner and his ever-increasing demands for money. Meanwhile, the premiere of Tristan und Isolde has to be postponed when the lead actress falls ill but finally happens a few months later. Ludwig leaves the premiere before the end to travel into the night on board the royal train. When Bavaria faces external challenges and Wagner's lifestyle becomes too extravagant for the Bavarian people, Ludwig is finally forced to banish Wagner from his country. Elsewhere, Cosima gives birth to Wagner's daughter, while Minna dies alone, neglected by Wagner. Written by Larry B.

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31 January 1984 (Hungary) See more »

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