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Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Epic historical drama which documents a legal battle over a shipload of slaves who overpowered their captors at sea and landed on the shores of America. Initially, the argument in the courts revolves around the issue of property and ownership. Gradually though, the lawyers for the defence come to understand and appreciate the humanity of the men turned into cargo by the evils of slavery.

Last on

Wed 21 Sep 2011 00:05 BBC One Scotland, Wales only

Credits

Theodore Joadson
Morgan Freeman
Holabird
Pete Postlethwaite
John Quincy Adams
Anthony Hopkins
Clinque (Sengbe)
Djimon Hounsou
Roger S Baldwin
Matthew McConaughey
Martin Van Buren
Nigel Hawthorne
Director
Steven Spielberg
Lewis Tappan
Stellan Skarsgard
US Secretary of State
David Paymer
Producer
Steven Spielberg
Writer
David Franzoni

Broadcasts

  • Tue 5 Dec 2006 23:25 BBC One Scotland, South only

  • Wed 6 Dec 2006 00:05 BBC One Wales only

  • Sun 22 Jun 2008 23:00 BBC One except Cambridgeshire, Channel Islands, London, North East & Cumbria, Northern Ireland, Oxfordshire, Scotland

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