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The Water Margin 1976

  • 1978-01-02T07:00:00-08:00
  • BBC Two
  • 1976-09-21T00:00:00-07:00
  • 50 mins
  • 21 hours, 40 mins
  • Japan
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Drama
The ancient sages said, "do not despise the snake for having no horns, for who is to say it will not become a dragon?". So may one just man become an army. Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, at the time of the Sung dynasty, there was a cruel and corrupt government. These men riding are outlaws - heroes - who have been driven to live in the Water Margins of Liang Shan Po, far to the south of the capital city. Each fights tyranny with a price on his head, in a world very different from our own. The story starts in legend even then - for our heroes, it was said, were perhaps the souls reborn of other, earlier knights...

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