Episode 1It's 1974. Archie Jones is one of life's great losers. Even his attempt to kill himself is foiled by a passing butcher.
It's 1974. Archie Jones is one of life's great losers. Even his attempt to kill himself is foiled by a passing butcher.
An epic comedy adapted by Simon Burke from the award-winning debut novel by Zadie Smith. The lives of three families are woven together across three decades in multi-cultural Britain. Set in the cultural mishmash of Willesden Green, where author Zadie Smith grew up, White Teeth follows the lives of three families through the hippy-to-hip-hop era of 1974 to 1992.
Based on the best-selling and multi-award-winning novel by Zadie Smith, White Teeth is superbly adapted to the screen in this outstanding drama which features a compulsively watchable cast including Robert Bathurst, Phil Davis, Geraldine James, James McAvoy, Om Puri and more. Set in far from glamorous Willesden Green, London from the 1970s to the 1990s, White Teeth finds Archie Jones, interracially married to the post-Jehovah s Witness Clara, meeting up with an old colleague, Samad Iqbal who, with his family, has just arrived in England. The secrets they share from the past, and the secrets they will share in the future, are tossed and tumbled in a rich stew that bubbles with racial and sexual tension, new-found freedoms, old school politics, genetic science, animal liberation and the end of the world as we know it. It all adds up to a feast to be relished from start to finish.