The Long Song: Miniseries

The Long Song: Miniseries

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Three-part series set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica following the trials, tribulations and survival of plantation slave July and her odious mistress Caroline.

2018Rating: TV-14UK
DramaHistorical

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

Born a slave, July is taken from her mother to... More a plantation house and forced to work for the odious Caroline. But she slowly learns how to handle her new mistress.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Caroline and July compete for Robert's attention. Robert announces he... More is marrying Caroline, but on the wedding night he goes to July's bed.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Angry and frustrated by the workers' refusal to work to... More his orders, Robert takes violent revenge, hoping to scare them into working - to the shock and horror of July.

The Long Song: Miniseries | Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

A beautiful, moving, horrifying adaptation of her unsimple tale, that honours the source and its subject.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

A grim tale for Christmas, with fun trimmings.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It's hard to watch, and more essential viewing for it...

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Variety

Variety

As acted by Lawrance and written by Levy and Williams, however, July is also wry, funny and delightfully rude.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

It's a very good miniseries that should have been great.

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Decider

Decider

A surprisingly intimate view of the scourge that slavery was in Jamaica.

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The Times

The Times

What can a period slavery drama tells us that we don't already know? Quite a bit, as The Long Song is showing.

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The Long Song: Miniseries | Release Details

The Long Song: Miniseries is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.