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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

Contributors

Hortense:
Naomie Harris
Queenie:
Ruth Wilson
Narrator:
Hugh Quarshie
Winston:
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
Calhoon:
Eoin Macken
Cinema Woman:
Barbara Adair
American GI:
Peter Brooke
Cinema GI:
Bentley Kalu
Military Police:
Tony Flynn