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Rhodes

Synopsis

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An eight-part drama charting the life of the controversial
British adventurer and empire-builder. Starring Martin Shaw
All the World's Diamonds. 1871: Cecil
Rhodes, aged 17, joins his brother in the rush for diamonds in southern Africa, where he outwits his fellow prospectors, reorganises the workforce and forms a breath-taking vision to extend the British Empire from the Cape to Cairo. See today's choices.
Written by Antony Thomas ; Producers Scott Meek and Charles Salmon; Director David Drury Repeated next Saturday on BBC2
♦ The price of drama: page 6; plus The last emperor? on page 24

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Shaw
Written By: Antony Thomas
Producers: Scott Meek
Director: David Drury
Cecil Rhodes: Martin Shaw
Young Cecil Rhodes: Joe Shaw
Princess Radziwill: Frances Barber
Christmas: Patrick Shai
Herbert Rhodes: Tim Dutton
Charles Rudd: David Butler
John X Merriman: Philip Godawa
Alfred Beit: Frantz Dobrowsky
Alfred: Aylward Markdrewry
Sir Richard Southey: John Rogers
Sidney Shippard: Michael Richard
John Ruskin: Colin Roberts

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