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Roots

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Drama series remake about an African slave sold in America and of his descendants. Kunta Kinte is kidnapped, sold to English slave traders and brought to Maryland in the US. Show more

Contributors

Kunta Kinte:
Malachi Kirby
Alex Haley/Narrator:
Laurence Fishburne
Silla Ba Dibba:
Derek Luke
Kintango:
Chris Obi
John Waller:
James Purefoy
Elizabeth Waller:
Katie McGuinness
Connelly:
Tony Curran
Dr William Waller:
Matthew Goode
Ephraim:
LeVar Burton
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Executive Producer:
Barry Jossen
Executive Producer:
Lawrence Konner
Executive Producer:
Will Packer
Executive Producer:
Mark Rosenthal
Executive Producer:
Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer:
Mark M Wolper
Producer:
Ann Kindberg
Producer:
Cheryl Eatock