Small Island (TV Film)

What Is It?

The 2009 television drama film Small Island that was directed by the director John Alexander and stars Naomie Harris and Ruth Wilson and Benedict Cumberbatch and David Oyelowo, and was based on the book Small Island by the author Andrea Levy.

Masterpiece Classic: Small Island
Small Island – BBC Title by Peter Anderson Studio

What is it about?

This is how DVD Netflix describes this television movie:

When Hortense (Naomie Harris) leaves her native island of Jamaica and lands in 1948 London, she dreams of making a better life for herself and expanding her social opportunities.

Instead, she’s confronted with racism and life’s harsh realities.

One of the harshest is her marriage of convenience to a man (David Oyelowo) she doesn’t love.

John Alexander directs this televised adaptation of Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel.