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> Noughts + Crosses, Malorie Blackman book series adaptation, BBC One
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post Mar 22 2019, 11:38 PM
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My favourite book series is being made into a TV drama finally! Filming is currently taking place in South Africa.

The series spanned 4 books (and 2 novellas/short stories), written by Malorie Blackman, and is set in a dystopian 21st century Britain where the black ‘Crosses’ rule over the white ‘Noughts’.

Described by the BBC as a gripping story of first love in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society. BAFTA Cymru winner Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders, Born to Kill) will play Callum McGregor and newcomer Masali Baduza has been cast as Sephy Hadley. Other cast include Helen Baxendale, Paterson Joseph and Ian Hart. Stormzy has also been cast as a character created specifically for the TV series.
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post Sep 23 2019, 08:42 PM
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This pops up in BBC One's Autumn/Winter trailer so looks like we'll have it before the year is out. I cannot wait, I hope it does the books justice *.*
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post Mar 3 2020, 07:37 PM
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So this finally starts on Thursday at 9pm

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post Mar 3 2020, 07:54 PM
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Omg no way! I loved these books

Fingers crossed itís good
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post Mar 4 2020, 04:13 PM
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post Mar 5 2020, 06:00 PM
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Just been reading a Q&A about this and thereís some significant differences from the book which Iím not sure about... Callumís sister Lynette for instance is nowhere to be seen and she had quite a big part in the book. Looking forward to this tonight though
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I enjoyed the first episode of this, quite brutal in places but feels extremely relevant today especially with the police brutality element and the whole look and feel of the show is a fantastic study of contrasts. Will stick with it.

I started reading the first book years ago, but never finished it. I'm not sure why, I do remember finding it quite intriguing.
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post Apr 9 2020, 07:51 PM
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Saw this show on iPlayer last month. It was a great show!
The way racism is covered in this show has an interesting role reversal to it. It also takes a look at the corrupt motives and hypocritical mindsets of political figures and how they can gain power through tabloids.
My favourite character has to be Meggy for being a fantastic mother, with second place going to Ryan for that sacrifice he made in the 4th episode, as well as his fate at the end of the 5th episode was very symbolic of the effects of injustice.
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post May 12 2020, 08:43 PM
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I've watched this over the last few days and thought it was excellent. I really ought to get hold of the books now.
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post May 17 2020, 10:22 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ May 12 2020, 09:43 PM) *
I've watched this over the last few days and thought it was excellent. I really ought to get hold of the books now.


You should! The books are great, I think the second, Knife Edge, is my favourite. I haven’t got round to buying Crossfire yet

Can we just take a second to LOL at Stormzy being hyped for this only to appear for 2 minutes in the final episode and that was it?
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I finished this since, great series but the big deviation from the original book ending and Calum living was a bit mellow.gif I suppose it was pretty gloomy overall that that would've sent it over the edge and have a new vision, or maybe they're not done adapting the book yet as I think I read this season didn't cover all of the events there, definitely enough material for a second season if one is allowed!
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