The Long Song premieres

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Based on a book by Andrea Lev the series tells the story of July, a slave in the last days of slavery in Jamaica owned by the cruel mistress Caroline Mortimer.

 July was born into slavery and soon set to work as a lady’s maid for mistress Caroline but a new arrival to their plantation, Robert, peaks both their interests – for different reasons. Robert has a sheer determination to change things, for both the free and the enslaved, and acted with humanity in the face of evil but with consequences that taught lessons and changed lives forever. 

Watch it on BBC One.