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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

Drama series remake about an African slave sold in America. Kunta marries beautiful slave Belle and the two have a daughter, Kizzy, who inherits her father's defiant spirit. Show more

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

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

Roots

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

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

US mini series. George grows up to become involved in cockfighting. His flamboyancy and impressive bird-training skills earn him the nickname of Chicken George. Show more

Contributors

Chicken George:
Regé-Jean Page
Alex Haley/Narrator:
Laurence Fishburne
Matilda:
Erica Tazel
William Byrd:
Brett Rice
Patricia Lea:
Shannon Lucio
Kunta Kinte:
Malachi Kirby
Sir Eric Russell:
Adam Fergus
Miss Malizy:
Carol Sutton
Sheriff's Deputy:
Brett Baker
Director:
Thomas Carter
Executive Producer:
Packer Will
Executive Producer:
Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer:
Korin Huggins
Executive Producer:
Mark Wolper
Producer:
Ann Kindberg

Roots

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

US mini-series. After 20 years in England, Chicken George makes his way back to America and reaches Tom Lea's farm, where he hopes to be reunited with his family. Show more

Contributors

Chicken George:
Regé-Jean Page
Matilda:
Erica Tazel
Alex Haley/Narrator:
Laurence Fishburne
Nancy Holt:
Anna Paquin
Jerusalem:
Mekhi Phifer
Frederick Murray:
Lane Garrison
Kunta Kinte:
Malachi Kirby
Miss Malizy:
Carol Sutton
Charlotte Murray:
Joy Jacobson
Ashford:
Sam Malone
Sir Eric Russell:
Adam Fergus
Executive Producer:
Will Packer
Executive Producer:
LeVar Burton
Executive Producer:
Korin Huggins
Executive Producer:
Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer:
Mark Wolper
Producer:
Ann Kindberg