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Small Island

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Andrea Levy's award-winning story of Jamaicans and Londoners during World War II. Hortense joins Gilbert, her new husband, in England, where he is lodging with Queenie Bligh. Show more


Naomie Harris
Ruth Wilson
Hugh Quarshie
Shaun Parkes
Mr Todd:
Roger Sloman
Mr Philip:
Glen Campbell
Aunt Dorothy:
Denise Black
Queenie's Mum:
Mary Jo Randle
Taxi Driver:
Terence Frisch
Miss Jewel:
Leonie Forbes
Mrs Ryder:
Rachel Pickup
Mr Ryder:
Andrew Havill
Pastor's Wife:
Avenia Powell
Miss Morgan:
Kerstin Pringle
Celia's Mum:
Dorothy Cunningham
Sergeant Baxter:
Damien Devaney
Eoin Macken
Cinema Woman:
Barbara Adair
American GI:
Peter Brooke
Cinema GI:
Bentley Kalu
Military Police:
Tony Flynn