Masterpiece theatre Website. White Teeth


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Created: 2003
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Masterpiece theatre Website. White Teeth
Summary: "ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre --'White Teeth'

"For anyone who thinks of England as cricket, tea, and Shakespeare, this adaptation of Zadie Smith's award-winning debut novel will come as a shock. The United Kingdom has become extremely multi-cultural and White Teeth portrays this in all its diverse glory. Set in the cultural farrago of London's Willesden Green (where Smith grew up), White Teeth tells the story of three families (Pakistani, Jamaican & English) in the [bebop-to-hippy-to-hip-hop] eras of 1944 to 1992. Smith's characters are from all walks of life, living in close proximity in one of the largest and most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Archie and Samad, one English and one Bangladeshi, meet during [World War II]--a fairly conventional beginning. But as their stories explode over three generations, nearly every aspect of modern family life is portrayed with humor, warmth and style: adultery, rebellious teenagers, interracial marriage, religion, political activism, even suitable work. A drama of Dickensian proportions, Smith paints a picture of what may seem exotic, but is really normal modern urban life in any vast immigrant community. Rare for television, this mini-series is a combination of family saga and black comedy. Its compassion and genuine affection for eccentricity and difference furthers the cause of mutual acceptance more than mere preaching ever could."--2003 Peabody Awards entry form.

This is the series Website, with pages for this and other episodes.

Corporate Producers: Company Pictures | Channel Four (Great Britain) | WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

Persons Appearing: Om Puri (Cast) | Phil Davis (Cast) | Geraldine James (Cast) | Robert Bathurst (Cast) | Naomie Harris (Cast) | Archie Panjabi (Cast)

Broadcast Date: 2003