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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Tamara Lawrance and Hayley Atwell star in this adaptation of Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel, premiering Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10/9c.

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Follow the hardships and resilience of plantation slave July (Tamara Lawrance) in the last days of slavery in 19th-century Jamaica. Based on the novel by Andrea Levy.

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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.

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