Rhodes (Miniseries) (1996)

Rhodes
This 8-part drama series tells the story of Cecil Rhodes, the British 19th-century businessman who became the wealthiest man in the Western world and founded the nation Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The series tells of how he arrived in South Africa as a teenager, how he made his fortune in gold and diamond mining, and how he led the colonization of large areas of Africa.

Cast:
Martin Shaw....Cecil John Rhodes
Frances Barber....Princess Catherine Radziwill
Joe Shaw....Young Cecil Rhodes
Patrick Shai....Christmas
Tim Dutton....Herbert Rhodes
David Butler....Charles Rudd
Philip Godawa....John X Merriman
Mark Drewry....Alfred Aylward
John Rogers....Sir Richard Southey
Ken Stott....Barney Barnato
Neil Pearson....Dr Leander Starr Jameson
Franz Dobrowsky....Alfred Beit
Nicky Rebello....Solly Joel
Raymond Coulthard....Neville Pickering
John Carson....Sir Hercules Robinson
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