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The Long Song: Robert Goodwin’s unexpected actions stun viewers | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

The Long Song: Robert Goodwin’s unexpected actions stun viewers | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV


The Long Song’s final episode aired on BBC One this evening and viewers were left horrified by the events which unfolded.

The series has been telling the story of July (played by Tamara Lawrence) a slave living on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.

It takes place during the final days of slavery, and it sees July fall in love with her white master, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden).

However, in the final episode it all goes horribly wrong for July as Robert ends up being abandoned by his workers and in turn he abandons July.

However, there was a moment in tonight’s episode which saw Robert attempt to strangle July in a fit of madness.

This moment shocked viewers, and they took to Twitter to comment on Robert’s horrifying actions.

One viewer tweeted: “Robert’s crossed the line – get your baby, Miss July and get your a** out of there.”

Another wrote: “Is he for real? Was anyone else waiting for him to kiss that other woman then?”

A third viewer added: “Robert has turned into an utter a******.”

“Robert has seriously lost the plot,” tweeted one viewer.

However, there was also a moment in tonight’s episode which saw Robert call July Marguerite, which was the name Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell) used to call her.

Viewers weren’t very impressed by Robert’s sudden turn against July, with one viewer tweeting: “‘You heard your mistress Margarite!’ That is awful”.

Another wrote: “He called her Marguerite.”

Another added: “Oh so it’s Marguerite, not July now?”

Meanwhile, The Long Song star, Sir Lenny Henry, revealed how he was cast for the role of Godfrey.

Speaking about being cast in the role, he told press, including Express.co.uk: “Andrea’s a friend and colleague, and I’d had meetings with her about something else we were working on, and as we were working – I’d already read The Long Song, because I’m a fan of Andrea’s work – and she kept saying, ‘You should read The Long Song, you know.’

“I said, ‘I’ve read it already’.

The comedian then started to speak as Andrea, continuing: “‘No, you should read again’. ‘Really?’”

“‘Yeah’,” Sir Lenny then coughed, whilst saying “Godfrey,” to indicate Andrea was trying to convince him to take the part.

“And she kept going on about it, and then I read it again, and I thought, ‘This is great’,” Sir Lenny continued.

“Then I found out that this was happening, and it was an ensemble piece, and I wanted to do that.”

The Long Song is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.



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