The Long Song
Full Show Summary
Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, the story follows the strong-willed, young slave July on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer. When a charming new arrival to the island, Robert Goodwin, becomes the new overseer, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary determination to improve the plantation for theslaves and mistress alike. During a time of social unrest and turmoil, this powerful story is told from July’s perspective as she looks back over her life; the tone is funny, defiant and indomitable. It’s a story about the injustices that humans inflict upon each other and the unexpected ways in which people’s humanity sometimes overrules their prejudices.
Last Episode, 20 December 2018: Season 1, Episode 3: Episode 3With the crop starting to spoil and Amity in ruins, Robert's sanity starts to unravel - with potentially devastating consequences for July and her child. Many years later, as an old woman, July is in a desperate position and uncertain of her future.
- Episode Guide
|Date Aired||The Long Song Episodes|
|18 December 2018||Season 1, Episode 1: Episode 1|
|19 December 2018||Season 1, Episode 2: Episode 2|
|20 December 2018||Season 1, Episode 3: Episode 3|
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