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Lost Empires 1986

Season 1
(6) IMDb 7.9/10

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Nominated for numerous awards, this haunting saga based on J.B. Priestley's novel garnered acclaim on Masterpiece Theatre. Set on the eve of World War I, Lost Empires unfolds against the backdrop of the coming conflict in Europe. Stars Colin Firth.

Starring:
Colin Firth, John Castle, Laurence Olivier

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Season 1

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1. Episode 1

New arrival Richard makes an immediate impact on the other members of the act, especially the women. Hired as a stage assistant, he soon begins performing roles. But just as Richard embraces the limelight, one of his colleagues decides he can't take it.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes Release date: October 24, 1986

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2. Episode 2

Uncle Nick's conjuring skills are put to the test when an on-the-run suffragette leader asks for his help--to make her disappear before the police can arrest her. Much to Richard's distress, an attractive young singer named Nancy Ellis plans to vanish as well.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: October 31, 1986

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3. Episode 3

Richard turns his attentions to another woman in the act--or rather, she turns her attentions to him. An older woman with a mysterious past, Julie Blane displays more than a few warning signs. Richard has to decide whether or not to heed them.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 50 minutes Release date: November 7, 1986

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4. Episode 4

With the help of an ex-heavyweight boxer, Tommy Beamish exacts his revenge on Julie. The incident prompts Uncle Nick to come to the aid of his nephew and Jule to react unexpectedly.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: November 14, 1986

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5. Episode 5

Richard gets mixed up with a volatile young singer and her entourage. At first, the woman simply requests that Richard sketch her portrait. But soon, he unwittingly enters a new, darker side of theatre life.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: November 21, 1986

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6. Episode 6

The troupe gets a shock when one of their acrobats is found strangled. The local police feel unable to handle the case, and Scotland Yard sends an inspector to investigate. Meanwhile, Richard makes a desperate attempt to reconnect with Nancy Ellis.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: November 28, 1986

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7. Episode 7

The police close in on a murder suspect, but Uncle Nick has one last trick up his sleeve before he strikes out for America. As war breaks out, Richard enlists in the army and heads to the Western Front, where he runs into a surprising figure from his past

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 50 minutes Release date: December 5, 1986

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