Small Island (TV Mini-Series 2009)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Drama


Episode Guide
Small Island (2009) Poster

A gentle Jamaican woman reunited with her husband in post-World War II London encounters both racism and homesickness as she adjusts to her new life.


7.5/10
1,168

Photos

  • Small Island (2009)
  • Small Island (2009)
  • Naomie Harris in Small Island (2009)
  • Small Island (2009)
  • Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo, Ashley Walters, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Ruth Wilson in Small Island (2009)
  • Jonathan Harden in Small Island (BBC)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


28 April 2019 | Sleepin_Dragon
10
| Truly one of the greatest BBC dramas.
Small Island is a truly incredible drama, it gives the story of the lives of a group of people from Jamaica during the second world war, the effects they have on one another, and on a group of locals.

It tells the journey the brave Jamaican fighters undertook, and the gut wrenching racism they had from the people they bravely fought to defend.

Some scenes in the second part will have you close to tears, and some will have you chuckling away, it's an incredible balance.

I have watched many dramas over the years, and I'd have to say this is one of the most powerful I've seen, it tells a story that's often never told, but in light of the Windrush scandal it has an even more powerful impact.

The acting is benchmark standard, it is no surprise that awards followed, Naomie Harris is a revelation, but all concerned are sensational, too many performances to note, but David Oyelowo will near bring you to tears.

It is quite incredible viewing. 10/10

Critic Reviews



Cary Elwes Is Taking Over the World of Streaming TV

The veteran movie star chats about his debut as the mayor of Hawkins in "Stranger Things" Season 3, plus his new role on the Amazon Original series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com