The Long Song
How Many Seasons Of The Long Song Are There Total: 1 (3 episodes)
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Season premieres on December 18, 2018
BBC One, 3 episodes
The Long Song is on BBC One (United Kingdom) Tuesdays at 6 pm
Season 1 Episode 3 (Episode 3) - Air Date: Dec 20, 2018 (7 months ago)
Heyday and BBC set Mahalia Belo for slavery drama The Long Song - Deadline - according to Deadline
Belo, who will direct all three parts of the drama, has been considered a talent to watch in the UK for a few years now. She won a Breakthrough BAFTA in 2017 for her Channel4 TV movie Ellen, starring Jessica Barden (The Lobster) and Joe Dempsie (Game Of Thrones), and took her career to the next level this year with well-received BBC-Netflix mystery Requiem. Her 2013 short Volume debuted at Sundance and won a British Independent Film Award.
The Long Song: A touching tale of British colonial cruelty - The Irish Times - by Irishtimes
That’s certainly true on one level. This story is told from the perspective of July (Tamara Lawrence), a young house slave, conceived by rape and stolen from her mother, a field slave, then renamed Marguerite and groomed to be a handmaiden to the obtuse, isolated Caroline (Hayley Atwell).
Sir Lenny Henry wants The Long Song to spark a national debate over UK slavery - Independent.ie - via Independent
“I went to Blue Coat Secondary. We learned about Clive of India and the triangle, but we didn’t learn about Bristol or Liverpool or Manchester and Preston and Carlisle, and all those ports that were built from the profits of slavery, and the Black Country’s involvement in the Industrial Revolution, making irons and chains and guns for the slave trade.”
Hayley Atwell admits she "felt disgusting" playing her character in The Long Song - HarpersBAZAAR.com - by Harpersbazaar
Three hundred years of slavery came to an end on the British-ruled Caribbean island of Jamaica in 1838, but it still remains a shameful and rarely-acknowledged part of British colonial history. The Long Song underlines racial inequality that still pervades our society today.