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Shōgun is an American television miniseries based on the 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell, who also was the executive producer of the miniseries. It was first broadcast in the United States on NBC over five nights between September 15 and September 19, 1980. read more

Shōgun is an American television miniseries based on the 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell, who also was the executive producer of the miniseries. It was first broadcast in the United States on NBC over five nights between September 15 and September 19, 1980. To date, it is the only American television production to be filmed on location entirely in Japan, with additional sound stage filming also taking place in Japan at the Toho studio.

Original Release

09/15/1980 on NBC

US Release

09/15/1980

Cast

John Rhys-Davies Vasco Rodrigues
Richard Chamberlain Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
Orson Welles Narrator
Alan Badel Father Dell'Aqua
Tôru Abe Hiromatsu
Neil McCarthy Spillbergen
Seiji Miyaguchi Muraji
William Morgan Sheppard Specz
Vladek Sheybal Captain Ferriera
Michael Hordern Friar Domingo
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Monday, 15 September 1980
2 Episode #1.2 Tuesday, 16 September 1980
3 Episode #1.3 Wednesday, 17 September 1980
4 Episode #1.4 Thursday, 18 September 1980
5 Episode #1.5 Friday, 19 September 1980

Directors

Jerry London

Writers

James Clavell, Eric Bercovici

Cast

John Rhys-Davies Vasco Rodrigues
Richard Chamberlain Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
Orson Welles Narrator
Alan Badel Father Dell'Aqua
Tôru Abe Hiromatsu
Neil McCarthy Spillbergen
Seiji Miyaguchi Muraji
William Morgan Sheppard Specz
Vladek Sheybal Captain Ferriera
Michael Hordern Friar Domingo
Nobuo Kaneko Ishido
Damien Thomas Father Alvito
George Innes Vinck
Akira Sera Old Gardener
Shin Takuma Naga
Masashi Ebara Suga
Takeshi Ôbayashi Urano
Leon Lissek Father Sebastio
Yoko Shimada Lady Toda Buntaro - Mariko
Furankî Sakai Yabu

Producers

James Clavell Executive Producer
Eric Bercovici Producer
Kerry Feltham Producer
Ben Chapman Producer

Editors

Benjamin A. Weissman, James T. Heckert, Donald R. Rode, Jerry Young, Bill Luciano

1981Golden GlobeBest Television Series - Drama Won
1981Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Won
1981Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Won
1981EmmyOutstanding Limited Series Won
1981EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Costume Design for a Series Won
1981EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing Nominated
1981EmmyOutstanding Graphic Design and Title Sequences Won
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