Shaka Zulu (1986– )
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As Shaka the Zulu king rises to power in the 1820s Africa, the British Empire begins to see him and his Empire as a threat to theirs.

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Lt. Francis Farewell
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Dr. Henry Fynn
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Lord Charles Somerset
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Elizabeth Farewell
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Lord Bathurst
Henry Cele ...
Shaka
Dudu Mkhize ...
Nandi
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George IV
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Prof. Bramston
Kenneth Griffith ...
Zacharias Abrahams
Conrad Magwaza ...
Senzagakona
Patrick Ndlovu ...
Mudli
Roland Mqwebu ...
Ngomane
Gugu Nxumalo ...
Mkabayi
Tu Nokwe ...
Pampata
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As Shaka the Zulu king rises to power in the 1820s Africa, the British Empire begins to see him and his Empire as a threat to theirs.

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24 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Goofs

Actor Trevor Howard was seventy three years old when the series was produced, over twenty years older than the historic Lord Charles Somerset. Howard also portrays Somerset as a withered old man, full of racism towards the Zulus, neither of which is historically accurate. See more »

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We Are Growing
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Written by Patric van Blerk, Julian Laxton, Margaret Singana and David Pollecutt (as Dave Pollecutt)
Sung by Margaret Singana and The Baragwanath Choir
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