Airdate: Guerrilla

Next month BBC First premieres Guerrilla, created by John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) starring Idris Elba.

Set in 1970s London, Guerrilla tells the story of two people whose relationship and values are tested after they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell

The 6 part series stars Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful, Spectre), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty), Babou Ceesay (Eye In The Sky), Nathaniel Martello-White (Grey’s Anatomy), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Idris Elba (Luther).

This premiered in the UK in April.

Guerrilla is set against the evocative backdrop of 1970s London and stars Freida Pinto as Jas and Babou Ceesay as Marcus, 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.

Sundays at 9.30pm from June 18 on BBC First.

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