Meet Mary Ellis

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 #TheLongSong #TVSeries #Abolitionism

The Long Song on BBC

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 wily, strong-willed slave July on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer. Starring Tamara Lawrance, Hayley Atwell, Jack Lowden and Sir Lenny Henry. I had the joy to have a small part in it, giving life

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