Film4 HD, 6.55pm/film4+1, 7.55pm
Loosely inspired by the true story of a mixed-race woman who mingled with the aristocracy of 18th-century England, this period drama revolves around Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by Gugu Mbatha-raw), the illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy captain and an African slave, who grew up as a ward of her great uncle (Tom Wilkinson). Best known from a painting of 1779, the real Dido’s biography is treated rather fancifully, but Mbatha-raw brings the fictional story’s heroine vividly to life as she falls for Sam Reid’s lawyer. 2013, 12, 104MIN
COULD GUGU AND SAM BE TOGETHER, DESPITE BEING WORLDS APART?