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Small island / a Ruby Television production in association with AL Films for BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston ; screenplay by Paula Milne and Sarah Williams ; produced by Joanna Anderson, Vicky Licorish, and Grainne Marmion ; directed by John Alexander.

Harris, Naomie, 1976- (Added Author). Oyelowo, David. (Added Author). Wilson, Ruth, 1982- (Added Author). Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976- (Added Author). Milne, Paula. (Added Author). Williams, Sarah (Sarah B.) (Added Author). Anderson, Joanna. (Added Author). Licorish, Vicky. (Added Author). Marmion, Grainne. (Added Author). Alexander, John. (Added Author). Levy, Andrea, 1956- Small island. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm) (Added Author). Ruby Television (Firm) (Added Author). AL Films (Firm) (Added Author). British Broadcasting Corporation. (Added Author). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Added Author). Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch. (Cast).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608832330
  • ISBN: 1608832333
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 3 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen DVD.
  • Distributor: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Andrea Levy.
Originally produced as a television movie broadcast as an episode of Masterpiece classic in 2009.
Participant or Performer Note:
Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Summary, etc.:
Explores the lives of two couples, one Jamaican and the other English, whose worlds intertwine in post-World War II Britain, at a turning point in the long relationship between the two countries. It is a story of tender emotion and sparkling wit, of crossings taken and passages lost, of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; widescreen; NTSC; stereo.; region 1.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Video recordings.
DVD-Video discs.
Immigrants > Great Britain > Drama.
Jamaicans > Great Britain > Drama.
Racism > Drama.
Great Britain > History > George VI, 1936-1952 > Drama.
London (England) > Drama.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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