Small Island

Small Island (2009)

War, romance, infidelity and social unrest.

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 2009-12-06
  • Last Air Date: 2009-12-13
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC One
star 5.7/10
From 11 Ratings


Follow three intricately connected stories of Jamaicans and Londoners involved in World War Two. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as we trace the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

  • Keywords: london, england, based on novel or book, world war ii, jamaica, miniseries, 1940s
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    Small Island Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2009-12-06
    2 Episodes

    Small Island Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 190 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 290 min
    • David Oyelowo

      as Gilbert
    • Ashley Walters

      as Michael
    • Benedict Cumberbatch

      as Bernard
    • Naomie Harris

      as Hortense
    • Ruth Wilson

      as Queenie
    • Shaun Parkes

      as Winston
    • Hugh Quarshie

      as Narrator
    • Roger Sloman

      as Mr. Todd
    Directing Linda Marshall Script Supervisor
    Production Nina Gold Casting
    Production Robert Sterne Casting
    Art Mark Lowry Art Direction
    Writing Paula Milne Screenplay
    Art Will Hughes-Jones Production Design
    Sound Martin Phipps Original Music Composer
    Writing Sarah Williams Screenplay
    Costume & Make-Up Sarah Touaibi Costume Supervisor
    Editing Roy Sharman Editor
    Camera Tony Miller Director of Photography
    Writing Andrea Levy Novel
    Costume & Make-Up Lorna Marie Mugan Costume Design
    Production Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
    Production Abi Bach Producer
    Production Vicky Licorish Producer
    Production Grainne Marmion Producer
    Production Paula Milne Executive Producer
    Production Lucy Richer Executive Producer
    Production Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
    Production Alison Owen Executive Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Veronica Lewis Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Sevlene Roddy Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Marella Shearer Makeup Designer
    Costume & Make-Up Audrey Doyle Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Carol Reid Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Juliette Tomes Makeup Supervisor
    Sound Filipa Principe Dialogue Editor
    Sound Clare Mahoney Foley Artist
    Sound Ricky Butt Foley Artist
    Sound Arran Mahoney Sound Effects Editor
    Sound Ronan Hill Sound Recordist