Masterpiece Theatre: Rhodes


January 4, 5, & 6, 1998 (three two-hour episodes)

Actor Martin Shaw portrays legendary diamond king and arch imperialist Cecil Rhodes in a lavish international production recreating the "Wild West" era in southern Africa at the turn of the century. All the world's diamonds were not enough for this charismatic, unscrupulous, and love-starved man who coveted the whole of Africa for the English race.

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