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It’s taken nine years but Malorie Blackman’s bestselling novel, Noughts and Crosses, has finally been adapted for television.
For those unaware, the book imagines a world reversed, where black people are the ruling majority and oppress a white underclass.
It’s against this background that Sephy, a Cross, falls for her childhood friend Callum – a Nought.
But their relationship is illegal and their burgeoning love story is soon swept up in rising terrorism and state brutality.
For years, people were begging for the story to be realised on television.
Viewers were equally impressed, especially by the level of detail.
For those who have personal experience of everyday racism, certain tiny moments really stood out – and they documented them on social media.
The mispronunciation of Callum’s name. So subtle, yet such a common microaggression.
Powerful displays of our eve… https://t.co/4nokPQKSHD — B (@B)
This plaster scene was so powerful! If you know, you know ✊🏾
@DirectedByKoby did great 🙌🏾… https://t.co/ftJehjidSA — The Nikki Diaries (@The Nikki Diaries)
Cannot believe we are so close to #NoughtsAndCrosses finally airing on @BBCOne.
Literally about to watch the firs… https://t.co/vzVErubW18 — Nọ́lá Thee Journalist (@Nọ́lá Thee Journalist)
This level of detail has my head spinning, the colour of the plasters, the beauty billboards, the prints on the clo… https://t.co/jqSYEdqCKX — Luna_Lue (@Luna_Lue)
They’re speaking Yoruba in noughts and crosses 🥺🥺 — TL sweetheart 💛 (@TL sweetheart 💛)
Essentially: a lot of the UK need to watchNoughts and Crosses.
Luckily the first three episodes are on BBC iPlayer now. So there's no excuse.
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