Shaka Zulu

  • 1987
  • TV Show
  • None

A lavish British series about an early 19th-century warrior-tactician who united the Zulu nation. Filmed mostly in South Africa, the sometimes violent saga begins with a British effort to intimidate Shaka---powerfully played by Henry Cele, a Zulu and one-time pro soccer player---into an alliance.

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Part 10 Season 1, Episode 10 Jan 25, 1987 Subscription

Shaka (Henry Cele) helps Farewell (Edward Fox) and a Zulu delegation to get to Cape Town where Lord Somerset (Trevor Howard) imprisons them; Nandi's death sends Shaka into a frenzy of destruction.

Part 9 Season 1, Episode 9 Jan 18, 1987 Subscription

Shaka (Henry Cele) agrees to help build a boat to carry Farewell and a Zulu delegation to Cape Town where they are imprisoned by Somerset (Trevor Howard); Shaka is furious that Pampata has borne him a son.

Part 8 Season 1, Episode 8 Jan 11, 1987 Subscription

Fynn traces the history of Shaka and the Ndwandwe king Zwide (Khukekani Magubane) after Shaka orders the Britons to help fight Zwide who was responsible for the death of Dingiswayo (Simon Sabela).

Part 7 Season 1, Episode 7 Jan 4, 1987 Subscription

Shaka cedes Port Natal to Farewell and his men after Fynn (Robert Powell) helps him recover from an assassination attempt. Meanwhile Farewell's wife learns that both Shaka and Farewell (Henry Cele Edward Fox) have been declared dead.

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  • Premiered: November 2, 1987
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A lavish British series about an early 19th-century warrior-tactician who united the Zulu nation. Filmed mostly in South Africa, the sometimes violent saga begins with a British effort to intimidate Shaka---powerfully played by Henry Cele, a Zulu and one-t… (more)

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