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Historical drama miniseries: Guerrilla

Written by Shows Editor from the blog Today's TV Highlights on 03 Apr 2018
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Set against the evocative backdrop of 1970s London, Guerrilla follows two young activists involved in the capital's Black Power movement, whose relationship falls under intense pressure when they clash with racist elements within the police.

It's a fictional exploration of a thought-provoking moment in history, which asks what might have happened if Black Power groups in the UK had turned to violence in their fight for equal rights.

The series opens in London, 1971. In an age of open racism, fervent nationalism and anti-establishment passion, two politically engaged and idealistic young lovers, Marcus Hill and Jas Mitra, fight back against the injustice and deep-rooted prejudice they face on a daily basis.

But, unbeknownst to them, they are being targeted by Special Branch's Black Power Desk. Led by police officer DCI Nicholas Pence and his deputy, Cullen, the unit is dedicated to suppressing black activism.

Marcus and Jas go to a rally protesting the 1971 Immigration Act, with their friends Fallon and Julian. Jas encourages her former lover Kent Fue (Idris Elba) to come along – but he has a different plan for overcoming oppression.

During the rally, a tragedy spurs Marcus and Jas to liberate a political prisoner – Dhari Bishop – in order to form a radical underground cell.
CHANNEL M-Net City (DStv 115)
PREMIERE 3 April 2018
TIMESLOT Tuesdays, 22h00
REPEATS Thursdays, 00h20


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