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‘The Long Song’

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This intimate and moving three-part “Masterpiec­e” adaptation of Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel is set during the final days of slavery in 19thcentur­y Jamaica. Rising star Tamara Lawrance plays July, a strong-willed young slave who works on a sugar cane plantation with her demanding mistress, Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell). Their lives change with the arrival of a charming new overseer, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden), who is determined to improve the plantation for both the slaves and the mistress. (Premieres Jan. 31, PBS)

 ?? HEYDAY TELEVISION/PBS ?? Tamara Lawrance plays a 19th-century Jamaican slave in the PBS “Masterpiec­e” adaptation of Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel “The Long Song.”
HEYDAY TELEVISION/PBS Tamara Lawrance plays a 19th-century Jamaican slave in the PBS “Masterpiec­e” adaptation of Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel “The Long Song.”

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