When an ambitious Jamaican woman moves to gritty post-war London, she finds that the “Mother Country” is not the land of opportunity she had imagined. Starring Naomie Harris, Ruth Wilson and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Small Island, an uplifting and powerful story of Jamaican immigrants arriving in war-ravaged London with hope, energy and a limitless capacity to accept rejection, comes to Masterpiece classic in a two-part adaptation starring Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean) and David Oyelowo (The Last King of Scotland). Small Island also stars Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Last Enemy) as Queenie and Bernard, a conventional but mismatched English couple who end up as landlords to new immigrants Hortense and Gilbert (played by Harris and Oyelowo). The relations between the four, each of whom faces a grueling personal struggle, are the occasion for gentle humor and intense heartbreak. Small Island is based on Andrea Levy’s best-selling, award-winning novel.
When: April 18-25, 2010, 9pm
Two 90-minute episodes; TV-MA,S