TMDB Rating 7
IMDB Rating 7.6

Series Details

Seasons: 1

Total Episodes: 2

Creators: Peter Barnes

Networks: ABC , BBC One

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Apr 30, 2000

Recent Air Date: May 1, 2000

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: NR

Website: Link

Production Companies: International Traders , Studio Babelsberg , RTL Television , Golden Horn Films , Hallmark Entertainment



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Arabian Nights is a two-part 2000 American/British miniseries, adapted by Peter Barnes from Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of the medieval epic One Thousand and One Nights. Mili Avital and Dougray Scott star as Scheherazade and Shahryar respectively. Produced by Dyson Lovell and directed by Steve Barron, the serial was a made by Hallmark Entertainment and originally broadcast over two nights on 30 April and 1 May 2000 on BBC One in the United Kingdom and ABC in the United States. The series consists of five stories from One Thousand and One Nights, which are framed within a sixth, maintaining the traditional style of stories within stories that is synonymous with the Nights. The series cast includes Alan Bates, Rufus Sewell, Andy Serkis, James Frain, John Leguizamo, Jason Scott Lee, Vanessa-Mae, Alexei Sayle, Jim Carter, and James Callis.

Main Cast

Mili Avital

Mili Avital


Age : 48 | Popularity : 5%

Alan Bates

Alan Bates


Age : 69 | Popularity : 13%

James Frain

James Frain

Schahzenan / Harun al-Rashid

Age : 52 | Popularity : 10%

Tchéky Karyo

Tchéky Karyo

Black Coda

Age : 66 | Popularity : 11%

Dougray Scott

Dougray Scott

Sultan Shahryar

Age : 54 | Popularity : 17%

Jason Scott Lee

Jason Scott Lee


Age : 53 | Popularity : 10%

Vanessa Mae

Vanessa Mae

Princess Zobeide

Age : 41 | Popularity : 3%

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo

Genie of the Lamp

Age : 55 | Popularity : 23%



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Directing Director
Script Supervisor
Writing Writer
Sound Music
Camera Director of Photography
Editing Editor
Art Production Design
Art Direction
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