Small Axe

December 2020

Series 1: Education

3.0 6 x
When 12-year-old Kingsley is transferred to a special-needs school, a group of women uncover an unofficial segregation policy preventing many black children from receiving the education they deserve.

Series 1: Alex Wheatle

4.0 7 x
The true story of award-winning writer Alex Wheatle, who spent his childhood in a mostly white institutional care home and was jailed after the Brixton uprising of 1981.
November 2020

Series 1: Red, White and Blue

3.0 10 x
After seeing his father assaulted by police officers, a young black man is driven to join the force, with hopes of changing racist attitudes from within.

Series 1: Lovers Rock

3.0 15 x
In 1980, black youths find freedom and romance at London house parties and in the sweet sound of a reggae genre known as lovers rock.

Series 1: Mangrove

2.0 28 x
The true story of the Mangrove restaurant, a lively community hub in London’s Notting Hill that was the subject of relentless police raids during the 1970s and a consequent trial.
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