Episode 2

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Episode 2 of 2

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

The emotional and moving climax to the stories of Hortense, Queenie and Gilbert whose lives entwine in post Second World War London.

Hortense begins her new life in England and soon learns it is not the golden land she hoped it would be. She and Gilbert suffer racism and ignorance, but in adversity they discover new qualities in each other and begin to fall in love. Queenie is shocked when her husband Bernard returns to her after years away. When she goes into labour and has a baby by a mysterious father, the lives of all four are changed forever.

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Credits

Hortense
Naomie Harris
Queenie
Ruth Wilson
Gilbert
David Oyelowo
Bernard
Benedict Cumberbatch
Michael
Ashley Walters
Narrator
Hugh Quarshie
Winston
Shaun Parkes
Mr Todd
Roger Sloman
Mr Johnson
Tom Watt
Shopkeeper
Billy Carter
PO Worker 1
Jonathan Harden
PO Worker 2
Neal McWilliams
Woman with sweet
Gillian Raine
Young Lad
Andrew McMahon
Young Lad
Joseph Hearns
Mrs Harper
Laura Hughes
Josephine
Kerri McLean
Granddaughter
Cara Shearer
Grandson
Lee Simmonds
Director
John Alexander
Producer
Joanna Anderson
Producer
Vicky Licorish
Producer
Grainne Marmion
Writer
Paula Milne
Writer
Sarah Williams

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