In Munich, Wagner enjoys a prosperous time under the patronage of the young King of Bavaria. Most of his debts are settled and several of his operas are staged to great success. Meanwhile, ... 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
John Gielgud ... Pfistermeister
Ralph Richardson ... Pfordten
László Gálffi ... King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Laurence Olivier ... Pfeuffer
Vanessa Redgrave ... Cosima von Bulow
Arthur Denberg Arthur Denberg ... Prince Paul Taxis
Ekkehard Schall Ekkehard Schall ... Franz Liszt
Emanuel Schmied Emanuel Schmied ... Uncle Max
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Queen Mother
Gemma Craven ... Minna
Peter Hofmann Peter Hofmann ... Schnorr von Carolsfeld
Gwyneth Jones Gwyneth Jones ... Malvina von Carolsfeld
Miguel Herz-Kestranek Miguel Herz-Kestranek ... Hans von Bülow
John Shrapnel ... Semper
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In Munich, Wagner enjoys a prosperous time under the patronage of the young King of Bavaria. Most of his debts are settled and several of his operas are staged to great success. Meanwhile, Wagner starts an affair with Cosima, wife of his good friend Hans von Bülow, much to the dismay of Cosima's father, Franz Liszt. Although Wagner and King Ludwig II have become close friends, the King's ministers and the people of Bavaria are weary of Wagner. Wagner eventually has a falling out with the King when he asks Ludwig to pay for a portrait of Wagner which is painted as a gift to Ludwig himself. Written by Larry B.

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24 January 1984 (Hungary) See more »

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