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Noughts & Crosses

Malorie Blackman / Tracy Wiles Zawe Ashton Rikki Lawton Adjoa Andoh Full Cast Carl Prekopp Alex Lanipekun Jude Akuwudike Nikki Amuka-Bird
A thrilling adaptation of Malorie Blackman's bestselling novel about young love in a dystopian worldCallum and Sephy have known each other since they were babies. His Mum used to work for hers as housekeeper and they played together and became best friends. Then Callum's mother lost her job and they had to start meeting in secret. Because Callum is a Nought - a second class citizen - and Sephy a Cross one of the elite. And Noughts and Crosses can't mix...In this segregated society Noughts are nonentities - discriminated against denigrated denied decent education. But now Callum's passed the entrance exams and been allowed into Sephy's posh school. Surely this is his first step to a better life one where he and Sephy can be together?Only it doesn't work out that way. Instead of acceptance the couple face opposition intimidation and violence. They know they're made for each other - but the world keeps tearing them apart. And soon bigger things will prevail. Like the bombing...Malorie Blackman's groundbreaking book has won a host of awards and become a modern classic with themes of racism and prejudice that still resonate today. This powerful hard-hitting dramatisation was written by award-winning playwright Janice Okoh and stars Zawe Ashton as Sephy with Rikki Lawton as Callum.Also included is a bonus episode of Word of Mouth in which Malorie Blackman talks to Michael Rosen about her lifelong love of reading the writing that has shaped her and how she's used language in her own influential work.CastSephy - Zawe AshtonCallum - Rikki LawtonMeggie/Jasmine - Adjoa AndohRyan/Andrew Dorn - Carl PrekoppJude - Alex LanipekunLynette/Sarah - Tracy WilesKamal - Jude AkuwudikeKelani Adams - Nikki Amuka BirdMr Pingule - Israel OyelumadeMr Stoll/Judge - Richard PeppleSoanes/Sgt Collins - Gerard McDermottShania - Victoria Inez HardyAdapted by Janice OkohDirector/Producer Marion NancarrowFirst broadcast BBC Radio 4 25 February 2012(p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd© 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

  • Published by Random House UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre General Fiction
  • Target Audience Young Adult
  • Released 15th April 2021
  • Duration 01 Hrs. 55 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781529128444