An adaptation of the award-winning novel by Andrea Levy. Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, following the trials, tribulations and survival of July and her odious mistress Caroline on a sugar plantation.
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Series cast summary:
Tamara Lawrance ...  July 3 episodes, 2018
Hayley Atwell ...  Caroline 3 episodes, 2018
Ayesha Antoine ...  Molly 3 episodes, 2018
Doña Croll Doña Croll ...  Old July 3 episodes, 2018
Richard Pepple ...  Dublin Hilton 3 episodes, 2018
Jack Lowden ...  Robert / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Joy Richardson ...  Miss Rose 3 episodes, 2018
Ethan Hazzard ...  Elias 3 episodes, 2018
Madeleine Mantock ...  Miss Clara 3 episodes, 2018
Ansu Kabia ...  James Richards 2 episodes, 2018
Shereen Gray ...  Peggy Jump 2 episodes, 2018
Clarisse Albrecht ...  Mary Ellis 2 episodes, 2018
Leighton Hudson Leighton Hudson ...  Benjamin 2 episodes, 2018
Dorian Gallo Da Silva Dorian Gallo Da Silva ...  Driver Jackson 2 episodes, 2018
Caleb Frederick ...  Ezra 2 episodes, 2018
Andy Frestner Andy Frestner ...  Samuel Lewis 2 episodes, 2018
Jo Martin ...  Hannah 2 episodes, 2018
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ...  Kitty 2 episodes, 2018
Luis Bryan Mesa Luis Bryan Mesa ...  Byron 2 episodes, 2018
Jordan Bolger ...  Nimrod 2 episodes, 2018
Esther Tejeda ...  Lilian 2 episodes, 2018
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Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, the story follows the strong-willed, young slave July on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer. When a charming new arrival to the island, Robert Goodwin, becomes the new overseer, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary determination to improve the plantation for the slaves and mistress alike.

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Great Sunday Drama
9 January 2019 | by martimusrossSee all my reviews

Adapted from a fictional novel about the before, during and after the abolition of slavery.

This lengthy saga was very successfully realised in this BBC drama. You sensed the author had conglomerated several lives to raise situations and issues that would sustain a long novel.

This sense of expanse played well and there was fine acting throughout. This was great Sunday night viewing and with the entertainment we learnt a great deal about some difficult truths about sugar production.


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English

Release Date:

31 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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The Long Song See more »

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Dominican Republic See more »

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