Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is ... See full summary »
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 Kate Blackwell (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Anthony 'Tony' James Blackwell (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Jamie McGregor (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Brad Rogers (3 episodes, 1984)
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 George Mellis (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Alexandra Blackwell / ... (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Salomon Van der Merwe (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Margaret Van der Merwe (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Mrs. Talley (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Dr. John Harley (3 episodes, 1984)
Johnny Sekka ...
 Banda (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Marianne Hoffman (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Dominique Masson (3 episodes, 1984)
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 André d'Usseau (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Solange Dunas (3 episodes, 1984)
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 David Blackwell (3 episodes, 1984)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Davis (2 episodes, 1984)
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Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is littered with revenge, lust, betrayal, manipulation, and murder. Written by Anonymous

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They tamed a continent, built an empire and utterly destroyed everybody who stood in their way. [UK Video] See more »

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100 Karat - Die Diamanten-Dynastie  »

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I started watching this back in 1984 and changed channels...
13 October 2009 | by (Garner, NC) – See all my reviews

I couldn't get through the first hour of this miniseries when it originally aired. Now 25 years later I'm watching it via netflix, and OMG! After Ian Charleson dies the thing goes quickly downhill, FAST! Dyan Cannon was 46 at that time, tring to play a young schoolgirl, OH PUH-LEASE. And the first episode with her in it skips at a very fast pace. This miniseries started off well, but got really bad, really fast. No wonder I switched channels back then. And it differed from the book. That never helps. This must have been a ratings disaster back then. BEWARE, STAY AWAY FROM THIS TURKEY! I hope they try to make it again, and do it right! This was so awful, so miscast.


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