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Andrea Levy's award-winning story of Jamaicans and Londoners involved in World War Two. Hortense joins Gilbert, her new husband, in England, where he is lodging with Queenie Bligh.

Lives and loves entwine in Andrea Levy's award-winning story of Jamaicans and Londoners involved in the Second World War.

London 1948: Hortense joins Gilbert, her new husband, in England, where he is lodging with Queenie Bligh. The women have both married in unpromising circumstances as love is a luxury neither can afford. As Hortense remembers her life in Jamaica and the profound love she had for Michael and his betrayal of her, Queenie also remembers her night of passion with the same Michael when her husband was away at war. Initially suspicious of each other, will they uncover the secret they share?

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Tue 13 Apr 2010 21:00

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Role Contributor
Hortense Naomie Harris
Queenie Ruth Wilson
Gilbert David Oyelowo
Bernard Benedict Cumberbatch
Michael Ashley Walters
Narrator Hugh Quarshie
Arthur Karl Johnson
Winston Shaun Parkes
Celia Nikki Amuka-Bird
Mr Todd Roger Sloman
Elwood Everaldo Creary
Mr Philip Glen Campbell
Aunt Dorothy Denise Black
Queenie's Mum Mary Jo Randle
Taxi Driver Terence Frisch
Miss Jewel Leonie Forbes
Mrs Ryder Rachel Pickup
Mr Ryder Andrew Havill
Pastor Teddy Price
Pastor's Wife Avenia Powell
Miss Morgan Kerstin Pringle
Celia's Mum Dorothy Cunningham
Doctor Michael Elwyn
Fulton Delroy Atkinson
James Alan Ricketts
Sergeant Baxter Damien Devaney
Ginger Laurence Spellman
Kip Mark David
Calhoon Eoin Macken
Waitress Caoimhe McErlean
Cinema Woman Barbara Adair
American GI Peter Brooke
Cinema GI Bentley Kalu
Military Police Tony Flynn
Producer Joanna Anderson
Producer Vicky Licorish
Producer Grainne Marmion
Director John Alexander
Writer Paula Milne
Writer Sarah Williams

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