Lost Empires

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1986; British miniseries; Colin Firth, John Castle; bk by J..B. Priestly; music-hall life at the brink of WWI; nominated for an Emmy; In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know romance, politics and high adventure. The next year, in a true and terrifying vanishing act, the guns of August blast away that world forever.

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