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Small Island

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Drama 2009 - 20091 SeasonSeries EndedOn: BritBox Tags: Based on Books War World War II 
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Country: United Kingdom

Small Island is a two-part 2009 BBC One television drama adapted from the 2004 novel of the same title by Andrea Levy. The programme stars Naomie Harris and Ruth Wilson as joint respective female protagonists Hortense Roberts and Queenie Bligh, two women who struggle to fulfil their personal ambitions and dreams amidst the chaos of World War II London and Jamaica.The serial was developed by producers Joanna Anderson and Vicky Licorish of AL Films, having optioned Levy's novel. The script was first written by Sarah Williams and later amended by Paula Milne. It was directed by John Alexander, who also directed the BBC's 2008 adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. The serial consists of two 90-minute episodes that premiered on 6 December 2009, and was shown in the United States on PBS as part of the channel's Masterpiece Classic Collection beginning 18 April 2010.Small Island featuring David Oyelowo and Ashley Walters has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on BritBox. It's a drama show with 2 episodes over 1 season. Small Island is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (1,168 votes).

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Season 1
2 Episodes | BritBox

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#3,918 Ranked TV Show

#55 Ranked in World War II TV

#103 Ranked in TV on BritBox

#278 Ranked in Mini-Series TV

Small Island has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (1,168 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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