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Rhodes (BBC-1 1996, Martin Shaw, Frances Barber)

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Period drama serial Rhodes told the life story of controversial adventurer Cecil Rhodes and his involvement with the Diamond Mine industry in South Africa. A much hyped (and very expensive) serial that never fulfilled it’s potential.

Martin’s real life son Joe co-starred as young Cecil.

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UK / BBC One / 1×90 minute episode 7×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 September – 3 November 1996

Writer: Antony Thomas / Music: Alan Parker / Costume: Lyn Avery / Design: Maurice Cain / Producers: Scott Meek, Charles Salmon / Director: David Drury

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MARTIN SHAW as Cecil Rhodes
JOE SHAW as Young Cecil
FRANCES BARBER as Princess Radziwill
NEIL PEARSON as Dr Jameson
KEN STOTT as Barney Barnato
RAY COULTHARD as Neville Pickering
DAVID BUTLER as Charles Rudd
OLIVER COTTON as Joseph Chamberlain

THE EPISODES
1. ALL THE WORLD’S DIAMONDS
2. ALL THE WORLD’S GOLD
3. THE PLACE OF THE KILLING
4. THE PRICE OF MY BLOOD
5. THE CHAMELEON AND THE FLY
6. LAND, GOLD AND LOOT
7. UPSETTING THE APPLE CART
8. THE RECKONING

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