In 1970s England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara, who is fleeing an oppressive Jehovah's Witness mother. ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
4,193 ( 1,049)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2003  
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Om Puri ...  Samad 4 episodes, 2002
Phil Davis ...  Archie 4 episodes, 2002
Naomie Harris ...  Clara 4 episodes, 2002
Archie Panjabi ...  Alsana 4 episodes, 2002
Deepak Verma ...  Shiva 4 episodes, 2002
Mona Hammond ...  Hortense 4 episodes, 2002
Jeff Mirza ...  Mo 4 episodes, 2002
Geraldine James ...  Joyce Malfen 3 episodes, 2002
Robert Bathurst ...  Marcus Malfen 3 episodes, 2002
Kammy Darweish ...  Ardashir 3 episodes, 2002
Charlie Creed-Miles ...  Ryan Topps 3 episodes, 2002
Nina Wadia ...  Neena 3 episodes, 2002
Rhys Bond Rhys Bond ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 2002
Christopher Simpson ...  Magid / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Sarah Ozeke Sarah Ozeke ...  Irie 2 episodes, 2002
Steve Sweeney ...  Lager Lad / ... 2 episodes, 2002
San Shella ...  Young Samad 2 episodes, 2002
Bryan Dick ...  Young Archie 2 episodes, 2002
David Langham ...  Young Devil of Dachau 2 episodes, 2002
James McAvoy ...  Josh Malfen 2 episodes, 2002
Jacob Scipio ...  Magid / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Sophie Winkleman ...  Joely 2 episodes, 2002
Rufus Jones ...  Crispin 2 episodes, 2002
Daniel Tuite ...  Paddy 2 episodes, 2002
Chu Omambala ...  Brother Ibrahim 2 episodes, 2002
Edit

Storyline

In 1970s England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara, who is fleeing an oppressive Jehovah's Witness mother. Meanwhile, Samad has arrived in England to meet with his old war-friend Archie and to complete his arranged marriage. The two couples have different experiences of multicultural Britain and this differs from their children as the story follows the two generations across the years. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In White Teeth, Om Puri and Archie Panjabi play husband and wife. In East is East, they played father and daughter. See more »

Quotes

Clara: Did the whole of your life flash before your eyes, like dey say, Archie?
Archie: It did, yeah. Thing is, I wasn't really in it.
Clara: You a good man, Archie. Not excitin' - but good. I glad you don kill yourself.
Archie: Thank you.
See more »

User Reviews

 
Imaginative story, did not end as strongly as it started.
29 May 2003 | by mattmeier72See all my reviews

The story gets off to a great start focusing on Clara, Samad, and Archie. Clara's rebellion against her mother's narrow religious beliefs, and Samad's and Archie's reunion and subsequent relationship were the highlights of the show. The second half focusing on their progeny did not pack the same punch. It was too "over the top". The acting was strong throughout.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Teeth See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Everything That's New on Netflix in December

No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month.

See the full list



Recently Viewed