Education: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology

Education is the coming of age story of 12-year-old Kingsley (Kenyah Sandy), a boy with a fascination for astronauts and rockets. When Kingsley is called to the Headmaster’s office for disruptive behaviour in class, he is shocked to discover his transfer to a school for those with “special needs.” Distracted by working two jobs, his parents are unaware of what was an unofficial segregation policy at play, preventing many Black children from having the education they deserve until a group of West Indian women take matters into their own hands.

Newcomer Kenyah Sandy stars opposite Sharlene Whyte (We Hunt Together, Casualty), Daniel Francis (Once Upon A Time, Homefront), Tamara Lawrance (The Long Song, Kindred), Josette Simon (Wonder Woman, Silent Witness, Law & Order: UK) as well as BAFTA-winning Naomi Ackie (End of the F***ing World).

Education, the fifth and final film from Steve McQueen’s BBC One Small Axe anthology, is coming to BBC One and iPlayer at 9pm on Sunday 13th December.

The five films that make up Small Axe are: Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Red, White and Blue, Alex Wheatle (all available on the BBC iPlayer) and Education (9pm, BBC One, Sunday 13th December)

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