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Roots

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

The American Revolutionary War, 1782. Ten years after being bought as a slave, Kunta escapes and is enlisted to fight for the English army. But his hopes of freedom are soon brutally crushed. Kunta marries beautiful slave Belle and the two have a daughter, Kizzy, who grows up to be a bright, defiant young woman, inheriting her father's spirit - with both good and dire consequences. Show less

Contributors

Kunta Kinte:
Malachi Kirby
Voice of Alex Haley:
Laurence Fishburne
Teen Miss Kizzy:
E'Myri Lee Crutchfield
John Waller:
James Purefoy
Elizabeth Waller:
Katie McGuinness
Connelly:
Tony Curran
Dr William Waller:
Matthew Goode
Missy Waller:
G Hannelius
Patricia Lea:
Shannon Lucio
Omoro Kinte:
Babs Olusanmokun
Kintango:
Chris Obi
Executive Producer:
Barry Jossen
Executive Producer:
Lawrence Konner
Executive Producer:
Will Packer
Executive Producer:
Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer:
Mark Wolper

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