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Black Earth Rising 

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Kate Ashby was rescued as a child from the Rwandan genocide by her renowned international lawyer adopted mother Eve. Living in London and working for barrister Michael Ennis, Kate's mother ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
John Goodman ...  Michael Ennis 8 episodes, 2018
Michaela Coel ...  Kate Ashby 8 episodes, 2018
Noma Dumezweni ...  Alice Munezero 7 episodes, 2018
Lucian Msamati ...  David Runihura 6 episodes, 2018
Tyrone Huggins Tyrone Huggins ...  Patrice Ganimana 5 episodes, 2018
Tamara Tunie ...  Eunice Clayton 5 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Beveney ...  Nkanza a Nkanga 5 episodes, 2018
Treva Etienne ...  Frank Munezero 5 episodes, 2018
Malou Coindreau ...  Hana Ennis 5 episodes, 2018
Emmanuel Imani ...  Florence Karamera 5 episodes, 2018
Abena Ayivor ...  President Bibi Mundanzi 4 episodes, 2018
Adrian Schiller ...  Daniel Drewe 4 episodes, 2018
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ...  Zava Zand 4 episodes, 2018
Michael Gould Michael Gould ...  Harper Hopkinson 4 episodes, 2018
Ronald Guttman ...  Jacques Antoine Barre 3 episodes, 2018
Julian Glover ...  Mark Viner 3 episodes, 2018
Timothy Walker ...  Richard Ratzenburger 3 episodes, 2018
Nancy Crane ...  Judge Deborah Hewitt 3 episodes, 2018
Serge Hazanavicius ...  Marc Previeau 3 episodes, 2018
Harriet Walter ...  Eve Ashby 2 episodes, 2018
Danny Sapani ...  General Simon Nyamoya 2 episodes, 2018
Pascal Laurent Pascal Laurent ...  Father Patenaude 2 episodes, 2018
Zaris-Angel Hator Zaris-Angel Hator ...  Young Kate 2 episodes, 2018
Tom Pande Tom Pande ...  Ed Holt 2 episodes, 2018
James Lailey James Lailey ...  Michael's Surgeon / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Hugo Blick Hugo Blick ...  Blake Gaines 2 episodes, 2018
Olivier Rabourdin ...  Brigadier General Lesage 2 episodes, 2018
Aure Atika ...  Sophie Barré 2 episodes, 2018
Nyasha Hatendi ...  Godwin Hall 2 episodes, 2018
Wale Ojo ...  Dr. Emmanuel Musoni 2 episodes, 2018
Richard Dixon ...  Fred Sturridge 2 episodes, 2018
Martin Bassindale Martin Bassindale ...  Peter 2 episodes, 2018
Françoise Lebrun Françoise Lebrun ...  Madame Patenaude 2 episodes, 2018
Kathryn Hunter ...  Capi Petridis 2 episodes, 2018
Mimi Ndiweni ...  Mary Mundanzi 2 episodes, 2018
Philip Arditti ...  Colonel Colbert 2 episodes, 2018
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Kate Ashby was rescued as a child from the Rwandan genocide by her renowned international lawyer adopted mother Eve. Living in London and working for barrister Michael Ennis, Kate's mother takes on a case involving an African militia leader which will upend both their lives forever. Written by Tom Daly

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10 September 2018 (UK) See more »

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The Forgiving Earth See more »

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I think I may have seen perfection at last...
9 October 2018 | by glasslensSee all my reviews

I have been writing reviews for this site for 17 years. Mostly films but also TV. Some great films, some very bad ones. Even the best ones had flaws - the acting was great but the direction was so-so etc. etc. But in Black Earth Rising, I think that I may at last have seen perfection - and I don't say that lightly. Where to start? I'll try to break it down then summarise.

Extrordinary complex but wonderfully constructed and written script. Acting to die for - from everyone. Certainly the best directed piece of film or TV I think I have ever seen. Blick's sense of timing is immaculate and his eye for detail stunning. Stunning visuals - the photography by Hubert Taczanowski is an example of perfection - the lighting, the perfect camera movement - just turn off the sound and watch each camera movement and each shot's lighting and composition. A masterclass - watch on a plasma or OLED not an LCD though. Perfect sound - every word, even every rustle of the actors clothes perfectly recorded with absolute clarity. The animated sections were a stroke of genius and so sensitively made. The music always a perfect choice - Lou Reed's Vanising Act especially.

There might be better made TV drama, but I have yet to see it.

I have come away from episode 5 absolutely mesmerized. Compelling, beautiful, powerful - stunning in every way.


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