Saturday, April 17, 2010

Small Island premieres tomorrow on Masterpiece

I'm very curious about this program since it features several of my favorite actors. Here's a bit about the story and a preview:
Small Island premieres Sunday, April 18, 2010 on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC. When Hortense (Naomie Harris) and her husband Gilbert (David Oyelowo) leave Jamaica for the promised land of post war Britain, their dreams are tested by hard realities. In the small-minded country, their saving grace is Queenie (Ruth Wilson, Jane Eyre), married to the kind but dull Bernard (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Last Enemy). Bonded by high hopes and broken dreams, these four lives fuse together in a hopeful story based on Andrea Levy's award-winning novel. (Two episodes; 90 minutes each; TV-MA, S)*

*Apparently this program contains some adult content so be aware of that if you're watching with kids or something!


Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

Oooo this looks good! I'm going to have to watch this instead of Beauty and the Briefcase LOL!

XOXO~ Renee

Vic said...

Ruth, I loved this film. I am curious to read your review. Vic

Unknown said...

@Renee - Your comment made me laugh out loud, because I kind of wanted to watch Beauty & the Briefcase but my DVR was overcommitted last night (a movie on TCM, Masterpiece, and Riverworld on SyFy).

@Vic - I will try to get my review up before too long, I have fallen behind on Masterpiece blogging. :/