Wagner moves to Lucerne, Switzerland with Cosima and her children. He is later joined by King Ludwig who wishes to abdicate in order to become Wagner's assistant. Wagner convinces him to ... 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
Klaus Knuth ... Bavarian Guide
Ronald Pickup ... Nietzsche
Jürgen Cziesla Jürgen Cziesla ... Bavarian Man
László Gálffi ... King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Arthur Denberg Arthur Denberg ... Prince Paul Taxis
Vanessa Redgrave ... Cosima von Bulow
Laurence Olivier ... Pfeuffer
John Gielgud ... Pfistermeister
Ralph Richardson ... Pfordten
Miguel Herz-Kestranek Miguel Herz-Kestranek ... Hans von Bülow
Albert Rueprecht Albert Rueprecht ... Editor
Günther Panak Günther Panak ... Journalist
Niall Toibin ... Lutz
Felix Franchy Felix Franchy ... Prince Hohenlohe
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Wagner moves to Lucerne, Switzerland with Cosima and her children. He is later joined by King Ludwig who wishes to abdicate in order to become Wagner's assistant. Wagner convinces him to return to Bavaria, where war with Prussia erupts. Hans von Bülow eventually also visits them in Lucerne, where Cosima asks him for a divorce, which he refuses. When Hans is overly tired by his work for Wagner, he leaves, and Wagner hires Hans Richter as his new assistant. They are visited by Friedrich Nietzsche. Cosima gives birth to Wagner's son. Written by Larry B.

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7 February 1984 (Hungary) See more »

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