Small Island

Dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel exploring empire, prejudice, war and love in Jamaica, England, America and India.

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In this dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award winning novel, Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London.

Episodes 1-5 of 15.

Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London.

Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London. Enthralling exploration of Empire, prejudice, war and love.

Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London. Exploring empire, prejudice, war and love.

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Hortense arrives from Jamaica and discovers post war England is cold and dreary.

A dramatisation of the novel by Andrea Levy.

Episodes 6-10 of 15.

Arriving from Jamaica, Hortense discovers post-war England is cold and dreary.

Arriving from Jamaica, Hortense discovers post-war England is cold and dreary. She gets to know her landlady Queenie. With Nadine Marshall.

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Patricia Cumper's dramatisation of Andrea Levy's novel reaches its conclusion.

Episodes 11-15 of 15.

Bernard tries to explain life as a soldier in India and Queenie makes the most difficult decision of her life.

By Andrea Levy.

The conclusion of this powerful drama stars Lindsey Marshal and Stephen Tompkinson.

The conclusion of this powerful Andrea Levy drama stars Lindsey Marshal and StephenTompkinson.

Indian independence spells the end of the British Empire. Stars Stephen Tompkinson.

Indian independence spells the end of the British Empire. Dramatisation of the award-winning novel. Stars Stephen Tompkinson

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In this dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award winning novel, Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London.

A story exploring empire, prejudice, war and love in Jamaica, England, America and India.

Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London.

Enthralling exploration of Empire, prejudice, war and love with Nadine Marshall.

Jamaican Hortense Roberts emigrates to London. Enthralling exploration of Empire, prejudice, war and love with Nadine Marshall.

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In this dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award winning novel, a hurricane in Jamaica exposes a secret and devastates Hortense.

A hurricane tears apart Hortense's life and reveals Michael in a new light.

A hurricane in Jamaica exposes a secret and devastates Hortense.

A hurricane in Jamaica exposes a secret and devastates Hortense Roberts. Stars Nadine Marshall and Javone Prince.

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A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's novel.

As Jamaicans travel to England to join the war effort, news arrives of Michael.

Hortense (Nadine Marshall) goes to Kingston to be trained as a teacher, but her success is marred by news of Michael.

A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award winning novel.

As Jamaicans travel to England to join the war effort, news arrives about Michael. Stars Nadine Marshall and Adjoa Andoh.

As Jamaicans travel to England to join the war effort, news arrives about Michael.

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A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's novel.

After the end of the war Hortense continues the vigil for missing cousin Michael.

Hortense meets Gilbert Joseph - who is to change the course of her life.

In a dramatisation of Andrea Levy's novel, after the end of the war Hortense continues the vigil for missing cousin Michael.

After the end of the war, Hortense continues her vigil for missing cousin Michael. Stars Nadine Marshall and Delroy Brown.

After the end of the war, Hortense continues her vigil for missing cousin Michael.

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A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's novel.

Hortense travels from Jamaica to London but only finds disappointment.

Gilbert tries to raise the money to get to England.

Hortense agrees to lend it to him, but strikes an extraordinary bargain with him.

Hortense makes the journey from Jamaica to London, but she only finds disappointment. Stars Nadine Marshall and Don Gilet.

Hortense makes the journey from Jamaica to London, but she only finds disappointment.

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Hortense meets her landlady, Queenie Bligh, whose own story is unknowingly interwoven with Hortense's past.

Hortense arrives from Jamaica and discovers London is cold and dreary.

A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award winning novel.

Hortense arrives from Jamaica and discovers post-war London is cold and dreary.

A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's novel.

Arriving from Jamaica, Hortense discovers post-war England is cold and dreary. Stars Nadine Marshall and Stephen Tompkinson.

Arriving from Jamaica, Hortense discovers post-war England is cold and dreary.

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Queenie begins to regret her decision to marry Bernard, and when war breaks out she finds solace elsewhere.

A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's novel.

When the war starts Queenie gets a job whilst her timid husband stays at home.

A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award winning novel.

Hortense's landlady Queenie tells of her war job - and her boring husband. Stars Lyndsey Marhsal and Stephen Tompkinson.

Hortense's landlady Queenie tells of her war job - and her boring husband.

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Gilbert joins up to fight for the Mother Country, but soon finds that there is a more personal war to be fought.

Jamaicans fighting for their mother country experience racism from both the Americans and British.

By Andrea Levy.

Jamaicans fighting for their mother country experience racism from the Americans and Brits

Jamaicans fighting for their mother country experience racism from both the Americans and British. By Andrea Levy.

Hortense's new husband Gilbert reveals how Jamaican fighters face racism from Americans and the British. Stars Don Gilet.

Gilbert reveals how Jamaican fighters face racism from Americans and the British.

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Gilbert and Queenie find themselves in the middle of a race riot with horrific consequences.

Jamaican serviceman Gilbert Joseph joins Queenie for a trip to the cinema and finds the seats are segregated.

By Andrea Levy.

Jamaican serviceman Gilbert Joseph joins Queenie for a trip to the cinema but finds the seats are segregated.

Jamaican Gilbert Joseph joins Queenie in a trip to the cinema but the seats are segregated

Stars Don Gilet.

Jamaican serviceman Gilbert Joseph joins Queenie for a trip to the cinema, but finds the seats are segregated. Stars Don Gilet.

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Gilbert returns to England after the war but finds many doors closed in his face - until he remembers Queenie Bligh.

The war ends in Europe but Queenie's husband is still fighting in the Far East.

A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's novel.

Stars Nadine Marshall and Stephen Tompkinson.

The war ends in Europe, but Queenie's husband is still fighting in the Far East. Stars Nadine Marshall and Stephen Tompkinson.

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Bernard tries to explain life as a soldier in India during the run up to Independence.

By Andrea Levy.

Bernard attempts to describe his time as a soldier in India where Independence is spelling the end of the Empire.

A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award winning novel.

Bernard tries to explain life as a soldier in India during the run up to Independence. A dramatisation of Andrea Levy's award winning novel.

Queenie's soldier husband Bernard explains how Indian independence is spelling the end of the Empire. Stars Stephen Tompkinson.

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Bernard is demobbed but an indiscretion leads him to fear for his life and postpone his homecoming.

From the novel by Andrea Levy.

Bernard is demobbed but an indiscretion leads him to fear for his life.

Stars Stephen Tompkinson.

Bernard is demobbed, but an indiscretion leads him to fear for his life - and postpone his homecoming. Stars Stephen Tompkinson.

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Hortense is forced to face up to the prejudice of 1940s Britain - in the shape of employers and her landlady's husband, Bernard.

Hortense is forced to face up to the prejudice of 1940s Britain when she attempts to get a job.

From the novel by Andrea Levy.

Hortense is forced to face up to the prejudice of 1940s Britain.

Stars Nadine Marshall.

Hortense is forced to face up to the prejudice of 1940s Britain - when she attempts to get a job. Stars Nadine Marshall.

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Queenie gives birth to a beautiful baby boy, but who is the father?

In Andrea Levy's story of war, love and prejudice Queenie gives birth to a beautiful baby boy but, who is the father?

Queenie gives birth to a beautiful baby boy - but who is the father? Stars Lyndsey Marshal and Stephen Tompkinson.

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Confronted by the consequences of a brief, passionate affair, Queenie makes the most difficult decision of her life.

Confronted by the consequences of her actions - Queenie makes a difficult decision.

Confronted by the consequences of her actions - Queenie makes the most difficult decision of her life.

Stars Lyndsey Marshal.

Confronted by the consequences of her actions - Queenie makes the most difficult decision of her life. Stars Lyndsey Marshal.