Mangrove centers on Frank Crichlow (Shaun Parkes), the owner of Notting Hill's Caribbean restaurant, Mangrove, a lively community base for locals, intellectuals and activists. In a reign of racist terror, the local police raid Mangrove time after time, making Frank and the local community take to the streets in peaceful protest in 1970. When nine men and women, including Frank and leader of the British Black Panther Movement Altheia Jones-LeCointe (Letitia Wright), and activist Darcus Howe (Malachi Kirby), are wrongly arrested and charged with incitement to riot, a highly publicized trial ensues, leading to hard-fought win for those fighting against discrimination.
Did You Know?
was cast just 3 weeks before production was due to begin. This meant he didn't have long to develop his characterization and to master a Trinidadian accent. See more
Several Austin Allegros are pictured during the period between the opening of the Mangrove in 1968 and the alleged riot in 1970. The vehicle was not produced until 1973. See more
The system? Crooked as a damn ram's horn, that's what it is.
Written by Toots Hibbert
Performed by Toots & The Maytals See more