Meet Mary Ellis.
We’re in Jamaica in the 19th century.
Slavery has just been abolished.
She’s a first-gang field ‘worker’ on the Amity plantation, living among a group of former slaves empowered by their freshly acquired Freedom.
Meet them tonight.
‘The Long Song’, episode 2.
Directed by Mahalia Belo
Tonight at 9pm on BBC One
Picture by Carlos Rodriguez
History has so many stories yet to be told and Slavery in the Caribbean is definitely one of them. With this beautiful TV drama, BBC is making a great contribution to this challenging storytelling. 'The Long Song' is a 3 episodes serie, directed by Mahalia Belo. It serves as a small screen adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same name by Andrea Levy. Set during the dying days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, it follows the trials, tribulations and survival of a wi