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Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama based on the true story of a mountaineer (Brad Pitt) who finds himself in Tibet at the outbreak of the Second World War, where he forms a friendship with the Dalai Lama. Show more

Contributors

Heinrich Harrer:
Brad Pitt
Peter Aufschnaiter:
David Thewlis
Ngawang Jigme:
BD Wong
Kungo Tsarong:
undefined Mako
Chinese 'Amban':
Victor Wong
Ingrid Harrer:
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Dalai Lama, aged 14:
Jamyang Wangchuk
Pema Lhaki:
Lhakpa Tsamchoe
Great Mother:
Jetsun Pema
Dalai Lama, aged 8:
Sonam Wangchuk

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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Adventure. An American archaeologist embarks on a mission to find the son of a wealthy Englishman and discovers a lost Viking kingdom at the heart of the Arctic Circle. Show more

Contributors

Sir Anthony Ross:
Donald Sinden
Professor Ivarsson:
David Hartman
Captain Brieux:
Jacques Marin
Donald Ross:
David Gwillim
The Godi:
Gunnar Ohlund