New BBC series Noughts + Crosses is the exciting adaptation of the classic award-winning YA novel series from esteemed British Black author Malorie Blackman.

Bonnie Mbuli (Invictus, Wallander) plays Jasmine Hadley mother of Minerva Hadley played by Kike Brimah and newcomer Masali Baduza who has been cast as lead character Sephy Hadley.

Noughts + Crosses follows two young people Sephy and Callum who are divided by their colour but united by love. Sephy is a ‘Cross‘, a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent politician. Callum is a ‘Nought‘, a white member of the underclass. The two have been friends since early childhood but their relationship grows ever more complicated as they come of age. It’s the story of two families separated by power and prejudice but forever entwined by fate.

Along with a brilliant cast, people behind the scenes include director Koby Adom, executive producer Kibwe Tavares and on the writing team Lydia Adetunji, Nathaniel Price and Rachel De-Lahay.

We caught up with the women of the cast to discuss what it was like being a part of this monumental production and the reclaiming of Black beauty …


Noughts + Crosses airs 9pm Thursday 5th March 2020 on BBC One then all episodes will available to stream on BBC iPlayer straight after.

Presenter: Akua Gyamfi
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