Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, follow the trials, tribulations and survival of a plantation slave, July, and her odious mistress, Caroline. Told from July's perspective as she reflects upon her life, The Long Song is a tale of love, hope and defiance in the face of injustice.
Based on the award-winning novel by Andrea Levy, The Long Song is a poignant and inspiring story set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica. From executive producer David Heyman, this poignant miniseries follows the indomitable young slave, July (Tamara Lawrance, The Gurney), who works on a sugarcane plantation owned by her detestable mistress, Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell, Howards End, Agent Carter). Their lives change with the arrival of the charming new overseer, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden, War & Peace), who sets out to improve the plantation for both the slaves and the mistress.
Producer: Roopesh Parekh
Executive Producer: David Heyman, Rosie Alison, Andrea Levy, Sarah Williams, Tom Coan, Ben Irving, Susanne Simpson
Production Company: Heyday Television
Copyright Year: 2018
Director: Mahalia Belo
Actors: Tamara Lawrance, Hayley Atwell, Jack Lowden, Leo Bill, Doña Croll, Lenny Henry, Arinzé Kene
Writers: Sarah Williams
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen