Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Stills from BBC Drama - Small Island




Here are some images from the forthcoming BBC Drama, Small Island, starring Naomie Harris and Ashley Walters. The two part series is based on the award winning novel of the same name written by Andrea Levy, and tells the common tale of young Jamaican immigrants who arrive in the UK in hope of a better life, only to get a hostile reception from their host country. Really looking forward to this. Let's hope the Beeb do it justice. Transmission date is unconfirmed but will most likely air in October. 




7 comments:

Janice aka Miss Mad News said...

I will only get upset if I watch this......

This country is good at hiding some of the terrible things that happened during that period (brutal beatings, sexual assault, racial abuse etc).

They only tell us half of what went on.

My dad told me that in the beginning it was so bad that the Jamaican Prime Minister paid this country a visit (I think it was Norman Manley). He went to Brixton and spoke out against what was going on and the Police arrested him. They did not know he was the Jamaican Prime Minister you see... lol

Anyway Manley then spoke in Parliament and the British government was forced to apologise.

After that things got a little better for the first wave of Jamaicans who first reached these shores.

Shanti said...

It's true, we never get to hear the full story but I do say well done to the BBC for covering it when for so long this angle has been ignored by the major tv stations.

Newsy Chick said...

Well it's a great book so looking forward to seeing this on TV. Fingers crossed the producers do it justice.

My Fashion Frenzy said...

The storyline sounds interesting. I'd watch!

Nadz said...

I love this book! Didn't know it was being turned into a BBC drama. Can't wait to see what they do the story... wonder if they will stay true to the actual book? Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

i'm confused about this film.. advertised to those of us who are reminded of the realities on a daily basis. Why are we still being reminded about what we already know..is this film not supposed to be focusing and educating those that don't..who choose to be ignorant, who don't want to face the reality, that if it doesn't apply to, or affect them, their not interested. we are living in a country that thrives off discrimination in all its forms, from employment to stardom. this reminds those not afected that we can't be a threat to society. they might aswell tell you to your face to go back to your own country, cos thats what their all thinking. its always been us and them, always will be, no matter how hard they try to cover it up. The only way you possibly stand a chance is with £££'s it talks..and to obviously be educated to some degree.

Matilda Egere-Cooper said...

Missus...I miss your blogs :-)

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