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.

Director:

William C. Faure

Writers:

Joshua Sinclair, William C. Faure (narration)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Fox ... Lt. Francis Farewell
Robert Powell ... Dr. Henry Fynn
Trevor Howard ... Lord Charles Somerset
Fiona Fullerton ... Elizabeth Farewell
Christopher Lee ... Lord Bathurst
Henry Cele Henry Cele ... Shaka
Dudu Mkhize Dudu Mkhize ... Nandi
Roy Dotrice ... George IV
Gordon Jackson ... Prof. Bramston
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Zacharias Abrahams
Conrad Magwaza Conrad Magwaza ... Senzagakona
Patrick Ndlovu Patrick Ndlovu ... Mudli
Roland Mqwebu Roland Mqwebu ... Ngomane
Gugu Nxumalo Gugu Nxumalo ... Mkabayi
Tu Nokwe Tu Nokwe ... Pampata
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Zulu

Release Date:

24 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

Soundtracks

We Are Growing
(theme)
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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