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1
Release Date:
24 November 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Most Savage Warrior of All Time!
Plot:
A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 97 of 99)

Edward Fox ... Lt. Francis Farewell (1 episode, 1986)

Robert Powell ... Dr. Henry Fynn (1 episode, 1986)

Trevor Howard ... Lord Charles Somerset (1 episode, 1986)
Fiona Fullerton ... Elizabeth Farewell (1 episode, 1986)

Christopher Lee ... Lord Bathurst (1 episode, 1986)
Henry Cele ... Shaka (1 episode, 1986)
Dudu Mkhize ... Nandi (1 episode, 1986)

Roy Dotrice ... George IV (1 episode, 1986)

Gordon Jackson ... Prof. Bramston (1 episode, 1986)
Kenneth Griffith ... Zacharias Abrahams (1 episode, 1986)
Conrad Magwaza ... Senzagakona (1 episode, 1986)
Patrick Ndlovu ... Mudli (1 episode, 1986)
Roland Mqwebu ... Ngomane (1 episode, 1986)
Gugu Nxumalo ... Mkabayi (1 episode, 1986)
Tu Nokwe ... Pampata (1 episode, 1986)
Vuyisile Bojana ... Mgobozi (1 episode, 1986)
Bingo Bentley ... Bhuza (1 episode, 1986)
Simon Sabela ... Dingiswayo (1 episode, 1986)
Sam Williams ... Jama (1 episode, 1986)
Alex Heyns ... Vegte (1 episode, 1986)
Graham Armitage ... Wilkins (1 episode, 1986)
Geoff Albert ... Thomson (1 episode, 1986)
Sonke Buthelezi ... Nqoboka (1 episode, 1986)
John Carson ... Lord Kimberley (1 episode, 1986)
Khumbulani Cele ... Shaka (6-11) (1 episode, 1986)
Dabula Ciliza ... Ghubela (1 episode, 1986)
Bill Curry ... Popham (1 episode, 1986)
Terence Dlamini ... Gazi (1 episode, 1986)
Thembinkosi Dlamini ... Mevana (1 episode, 1986)
Glen Gabela ... Shaka (15-19) (1 episode, 1986)
King Beaters Gabelah ... Musi (1 episode, 1986)
Winston Gama ... Mzilikazi (1 episode, 1986)
P.W.M. Gardner ... Aithison (1 episode, 1986)
Keith Grenville ... Shepstone (1 episode, 1986)
Zipathe Gumede ... Nkalakata (1 episode, 1986)
Daphney Hlomuka ... Queen Ntombazi (1 episode, 1986)
Eugene Hlomuka ... Dilikana (1 episode, 1986)
James Irwin ... Gen. Chelmsford (1 episode, 1986)
Ian Jali ... Sigiyana (1 episode, 1986)
Kerry Jordan ... Rev. Bellow (1 episode, 1986)
Benedict Khambula ... Witchdoctor (1 episode, 1986)
Charles Kinsman ... Cane (1 episode, 1986)
Sokesimbone Kubheka ... Cetshwayo (1 episode, 1986)
Bruno Luthuli ... Pungashe (1 episode, 1986)
Khulekani Magubane ... Zwide (1 episode, 1986)
Victor Majavu ... King Makedama (1 episode, 1986)
Phillip Majola ... Ngwadi (9 yrs old) (1 episode, 1986)
Humphrey Makhoba ... Dingane (1 episode, 1986)
Obed Makubane ... Messenger (1 episode, 1986)
Africa Manqele ... Ngazana (1 episode, 1986)
Sonto Mazibuko ... Bibi (1 episode, 1986)
Grissel Mboni ... Mfunda (1 episode, 1986)
Peter Mgaga ... Nzobo (1 episode, 1986)
Eric Mcanyana ... Godongwana (1 episode, 1986)
Dingeni Mhlongo ... Nomcoba (child) (1 episode, 1986)
Precious Mkhize ... Njani (1 episode, 1986)
Raymond Mkhize ... Soshangane (1 episode, 1986)
Amos Mkhonza ... King Kondlo (1 episode, 1986)
Louis Mtetwa ... Ufasimba (1 episode, 1986)
Sally Mthembu ... Majola (1 episode, 1986)
Lucky Mtshali ... Nondumo (1 episode, 1986)
Sabelo Ndebele ... Ngwadi (1 episode, 1986)
Daniel Ndlovu ... Dlaba (1 episode, 1986)
Isabelle Ndlovu ... Noliwa (1 episode, 1986)
Michael Nene ... Mbopha (1 episode, 1986)
Shadrack Ngema ... Joko (1 episode, 1986)
Elliot Ngubane ... Mphepha (1 episode, 1986)
Peter Nkwanyana ... Ufasimba (1 episode, 1986)
Alfred D. Nokwe ... Kuta (1 episode, 1986)
Emily Nompumelelo ... Mahlana (1 episode, 1986)
Adalbero Ntsele ... Luthuli (1 episode, 1986)
Samuel Ntsini ... The Nameless One (1 episode, 1986)
Horatius Ntuli ... Njanis Father (1 episode, 1986)
Artwell Nyembe ... Ufasimba Leader (1 episode, 1986)
Aletta Rabotapi ... Maidservant (1 episode, 1986)
Michael Richard ... Mordechai Abrahams (1 episode, 1986)
Erica Rogers ... Queen Victoria (1 episode, 1986)
Hugh Rouse ... Worthing (1 episode, 1986)
Cynthia Shange ... Mkabi (1 episode, 1986)
Sibusiso Shange ... Phakathwayo (1 episode, 1986)
David Sherwood ... Captain Blair (1 episode, 1986)
Yule Simone ... Gendeyana (1 episode, 1986)
Leonard Sithole ... Mbuya (1 episode, 1986)
Washington Xisolo ... Bhebhe (1 episode, 1986)
Ron Smerczak ... Ogle (1 episode, 1986)
Sibongile Sokhulu ... Nomcoba (1 episode, 1986)
Daniel Stewart ... Tonino (1 episode, 1986)
Oliver Stole ... Mbenghi (1 episode, 1986)

Sean Taylor ... The Prince Of Wales (1 episode, 1986)
Reginald Tsokolibane ... The Lion Man (1 episode, 1986)
Sean Weir ... Hockley (1 episode, 1986)
Robert Whitehead ... Simpson (1 episode, 1986)
Nomsa Xaba ... Sitayi (1 episode, 1986)
Ganza Zama ... Mtonga (1 episode, 1986)
Vincent Zulu ... Pakatwayo (1 episode, 1986)
V.E.M. Zulu ... King Sodubo (1 episode, 1986)
Patrick Zungu ... Igazi (1 episode, 1986)
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Series Directed by
William C. Faure (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Writing credits
William C. Faure (1 episode, 1986)
Joshua Sinclair (1 episode, 1986)

Series Produced by
Frank Agrama .... associate producer (1 episode, 1986)
Ed Harper .... producer (1 episode, 1986)
Leon Rautenbach .... executive producer (1 episode, 1986)

Joshua Sinclair .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1986)
 
Series Original Music by
David Pollecutt (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Cinematography by
Alec Mills (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Film Editing by
Steve Sandrock (1 episode, 1986)
Anthony Shaw (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Casting by
Peter J. Elliott (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Production Design by
Hans Nel (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Costume Design by
Valentina Di Palma (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Derrick Bosch .... makeup designer (1 episode, 1986)
Ramon Gow .... hair stylist: Miss Fullerton (1 episode, 1986)
Desiree Maboea .... assistant makeup artist (1 episode, 1986)
Mary Mhaladi .... assistant makeup artist (1 episode, 1986)
Nick Mngwangi .... assistant makeup artist (1 episode, 1986)
Peter Moyo .... assistant makeup artist (1 episode, 1986)
David Murat .... assistant hair stylist (1 episode, 1986)
Bunty Phillips .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1986)
Timothy Renecké .... assistant hair stylist (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Production Management
Carol Hickson .... unit manager (1 episode, 1986)

Gordon Greaves .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Zsuzsanna Mills .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nigel Bower .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
David Bracknell .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
Dabula Ciliza .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
James Devis .... second unit director (1 episode, 1986)
Peter J. Elliott .... action director (1 episode, 1986)
Graham Hickson .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
Mark Jaffee .... second assistant director: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Barry Leitch .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
Gavin Mey .... third assistant director: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Zsuzsanna Mills .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
Mark D. West .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Art Department
Anne-Marie Breytenbach .... props buyer: British scenes (1 episode, 1986)
Mike Fowlie .... property master (1 episode, 1986)
Peter Gordon .... set constructor (1 episode, 1986)
Dankert Guillaume .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1986)
Kingsley Holgate .... collaborator: art direction (1 episode, 1986)
Barry Leitch .... collaborator: art direction (1 episode, 1986)
Ben Madumo .... props assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Paul Matacunias .... stand-by carpenter (1 episode, 1986)
Andrew May .... props buyer (1 episode, 1986)
John Rosewarne .... set constructor (1 episode, 1986)
Nick Saint Clair .... set dresser (1 episode, 1986)
Hans van der Vegte .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Asher .... sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
Mark Baard .... assistant sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
Nicky De Beer .... assistant sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
Hermien Dommisse .... post-synchronization director (1 episode, 1986)
Frank Farrar .... assistant sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
Brian Frost .... sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
Alan Gerhardt .... sound engineer (1 episode, 1986)
Roger Harrison .... sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
Chris Martin .... sound assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Darryl Martin .... final mix (1 episode, 1986)
Karen Morshead .... assistant sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
Bethuel Mpotulo .... sound assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Alan Selesnic .... dubbing recordist (1 episode, 1986)
Lionel Strutt .... adr sound: London (1 episode, 1986)
Andy van Eeden .... sound assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Dean Vermaak .... sound: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Derek Ward .... sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Special Effects by
Paul Ballinger .... special effects (1 episode, 1986)
Roger Gaisford .... special effects assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Geoff Hill .... special effects assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Roy Taylor .... special effects: Kwa-Bulawayo fire (1 episode, 1986)
Cecil Zulu .... special effects assistant (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Chris Wallace .... colourist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Soli Mhlongo .... stunt assistant (1 episode, 1986)

Peter J. Elliott .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gavin Armstrong .... assistant camera: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Kobus Botha .... camera operator: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Russel Bowden .... grip: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Michael Alan Brierley .... assistant camera: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Anthony Busbridge .... camera operator (1 episode, 1986)
Thadeu Dludla .... grip assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Glen Donaldson .... assistant camera: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Dave Dunn-Yarker .... camera operator: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Frank Elliott .... focus puller (1 episode, 1986)
Glen Feek .... grip assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Hermann Fick .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Gavin Horne .... chief grip (1 episode, 1986)
Petrus Khangale .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Mark Larkin .... assistant camera: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Solly Maloi .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Jacob Mashiane .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Shadrack Mathebethi .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Vincent Mkhaliphi .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Chris Molefe .... assistant camera (1 episode, 1986)
Benjamin Mosemago .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Steven Mosia .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Jeffrey Ngubane .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Mischak Ntshingila .... electrician (1 episode, 1986)
Paul Otten .... assistant camera: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Peter Palmér .... assistant camera: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Gilbert Reid .... clapper loader (1 episode, 1986)
Ronnie Fox Rogers .... camera operator: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Elliot Sewape .... best boy (1 episode, 1986)
Nyoni Shezi .... grip assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Sagumisa Sikhakhane .... grip assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Vincent Sikhakhane .... grip assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Emil Wessels .... still photographer (1 episode, 1986)
Robin Wilter .... chief gaffer (1 episode, 1986)
Paul Witte .... assistant camera: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Star Ximba .... grip assistant (1 episode, 1986)

James Devis .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lionel de Robillard .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 1986)
David de Vries .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Joanne Harper .... wardrobe supervisor: Bermans & Nathans (1 episode, 1986)
Jeanette Ingham .... head dresses (1 episode, 1986)
Stefan Lourens .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Solly Mthembu .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Erica Ndlovu .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Maria Randope .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 1986)
André Viljoen .... wardrobe assistant: Bermans & Nathans (1 episode, 1986)
Kelly Wolhuter .... wardrobe assistant: Bermans & Nathans (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Editorial Department
Sam Dlamini .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1986)
Ettie M. Feldman .... supervising editor (1 episode, 1986)
Simone Kaplan .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1986)
Bill Lenny .... executive editor (1 episode, 1986)
Mary-Anne Marks .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1986)
Oscar Twala .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Music Department
David Pollecutt .... conductor (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Transportation Department
Jannie Breedt .... transportation manager (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Other crew
Marguerete Baas .... nurse (1 episode, 1986)
Grant Bushby .... publicist (1 episode, 1986)
Gypsy Chomse .... production secretary (1 episode, 1986)
Maureen Conway .... continuity: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Marlow De Mardt .... continuity (1 episode, 1986)
Peter J. Elliott .... dialogue coach / script editor (1 episode, 1986)
William C. Faure .... script editor (1 episode, 1986)
Mark Ford .... extras management (1 episode, 1986)
Gordon Greaves .... location manager: second unit (1 episode, 1986)
Kenneth Griffith .... script editor (1 episode, 1986)
Robby Guess .... mask maker: Queen Victoria's mask (1 episode, 1986)
Kingsley Holgate .... extras management (1 episode, 1986)
Patrick Kaye .... dog handler (1 episode, 1986)
Johan Kruger .... assistant accountant (1 episode, 1986)
Barry Leitch .... cultural advisor / script editor (1 episode, 1986)
Gavin Lyle .... extras management (1 episode, 1986)
Leigh McLean .... assistant: producers (1 episode, 1986)
Alan McLoughlin .... legal advisor (1 episode, 1986)
Stevenson Mnyombolo .... continuity assistant (1 episode, 1986)
C.T. Msimang .... translator: Zulu (1 episode, 1986)
B.B. Ndelu .... cultural advisor (1 episode, 1986)
Gill Quann .... horse handler (1 episode, 1986)
Fergus Upfold .... location manager / logistics (1 episode, 1986)
May Venter .... production secretary (1 episode, 1986)
 

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300 min | 450 min (original version)
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Trivia:
This has been the most repeatedly screened mini-series ever shown on syndicated television in the United States. By 1992 it had been seen by over 350 million viewers. The series dislodged John Marshall's "The Hunters" and the later The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) and its follow-ups as the prime shaper of American perceptions of "tribal" history in southern Africa. The series even achieved cult status.See more »
Quotes:
Shaka:[their final meeting before Shaka's return to his capital, where Shaka will be assassinated by his own aunt] ... Tell me - How do you catch a monkey?
Lt. Francis Farewell:Well, a gourd is used... with a narrow neck. Bait is dropped into the gourd: a piece of fruit, or - or something shiny. The monkey puts his hand into the gourd to get the bait, and then he's trapped... because he can't get his fist out.
Shaka:Once he realizes he's trapped, why doesn't the monkey let go of the bait?
Lt. Francis Farewell:Because his greed makes him blind.
Shaka:And what is he greedy for?
Lt. Francis Farewell:What he thinks he cannot have.
Shaka:And now - What new bait have you brought for this monkey? Something shiny? Like the freshness of youth? Or lost love?
Lt. Francis Farewell:...Hating my people is not the answer. Together, we can find another way.
Shaka:No. You have already proven that you were never with me. You are a shadow, a man without a nation. Go. I have no need for you anymore.
Lt. Francis Farewell:GO? Go where? WHERE can I go?
[...]
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28 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
don't you people know anything?, 5 April 2005
Author: colin mackenzie from United Kingdom

i must say i have been having quite a laugh at the ridiculous statements made about this. 1: it was not a propaganda film made by the white government to woo the Zulus, utter trash! the white government wanted nothing to do with it, especially as it was being made by a white south African, it was only made because harmony gold the American TV company got involved. 2: it was not taken from the writings of Francis farewell it was based on henry Finns diary (played by Robert Powell). 3: the savagery certainly was not exaggerated thats me off my soap box. the film is quite brilliant, although not historically correct in many places as Joshua Sinclare has used a lot of poetic licence to make a more interesting story, not that the real story is uninteresting, for television. highly entertaining with very real portrayals of traditional Zulu life, i know i lived with them i am south African. but my saying has always been don't listen to others watch it and make up your own mind, i just don't like people who are ignorant and make comments with out knowing what they are talking about.

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