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Roots : The Original Series [30th Anniversary Collection Box Set] - £9.99 delivered @ HMV !
Roots : The Original Series [30th Anniversary Collection Box Set] - £9.99 delivered @ HMV !

Roots : The Original Series [30th Anniversary Collection Box Set] - £9.99 delivered @ HMV !

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1750: The Gambia, West Africa. A new Mandinka warrior is born to Binta and Omoro called Kunta Kinte. His father turns the young baby's face to the heavens and whispers "Behold - the only thing greater than yourself". So begins the most critically and popularly acclaimed television drama of our time, telling the struggle against the suffering, slavery and discrimination endured by generations of black people, as seen through the eyes of Kunta Kinte and his descendants...

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Was brilliant in its day but might be a bit dated now.

A work of fiction passed off as truth (with Haley being rumbled some time later) it may have been, but it's still a classic piece of television history.
The story it tells is far more significant than whether Haley had to embellish & plagiarise.

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would you like some chicken, george?

wow i remember watching this film when i was like 4 or 5 years old on some old skool video cassette :giggle:
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