Drama

The Long Song

This three-part miniseries based on Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel about the end of slavery in Jamaica follows July (Tamara Lawrance), an indomitable, young slave who works on a sugarcane plantation with her detestable mistress, Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell). Their lives change with the arrival of a new overseer, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden) who sets out to improve life on the plantation.

Episode 3

55m 24s

Facing labor unrest and financial ruin for the plantation, Robert’s sanity starts to unravel, with devastating effects on July. Years later, she makes a remarkable discovery.

Episodes

  • Episode 3: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3

    S2021 E3 - 55m 24s

    Facing labor unrest and financial ruin for the plantation, Robert’s sanity starts to unravel, with devastating effects on July. Years later, she makes a remarkable discovery.

  • Episode 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2

    S2021 E2 - 59m 13s

    The handsome overseer Robert arrives, sparking a bitter rivalry between July and her mistress. Meanwhile, the field hands rebel against Robert’s work demands.

  • Episode 1: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1

    S2021 E1 - 58m 23s

    In early 1800s Jamaica, Caroline adopts the child slave July as her maid. July grows up to witness the Christmas Rebellion and the radical transformation of her world.

Extras + Features

  • Scene: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Scene

    S2021 E3 - 1m 28s

    Robert has disappeared and an anxious Caroline begs July to come sit with her while they wait for his return.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E3 - 30s

    Facing labor unrest and financial ruin for the plantation, Robert’s sanity starts to unravel, with devastating effects on July. Years later, she makes a remarkable discovery.

  • Bringing the Story to Screen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bringing the Story to Screen

    S2021 E3 - 3m 25s

    Director Mahalia Belo and Tamara Lawrance (July) Hayley Atwell (Caroline), Jack Lowden (Robert) and Lenny Henry (Godfrey) discuss the daunting journey of bringing The Long Song to television, and staying true to the story.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E2 - 31s

    The handsome overseer Robert arrives, sparking a bitter rivalry between July and her mistress.

  • Scene: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Scene

    S2021 E2 - 1m 46s

    The harvest at Amity is ready to be taken in or the crop will spoil, but tensions are brewing between the workers and Robert. Robert expects the workers to put in long hours - the workers are now free to challenge his authority.

  • The Love Triangle: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Love Triangle

    S2021 E2 - 2m 58s

    Tamara Lawrance (July), Hayley Atwell (Caroline) and Jack Lowden (Robert) discuss how the two women are essentially sharing a man. It’s a power struggle that’s constantly flipping.

  • Scene: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Scene

    S2021 E1 - 1m 59s

    Caroline resolves to give a grand Christmas party at Amity. Meanwhile, it's a contest of wills as July helps her missus dress for the day.

Schedule

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