Noughts + Crosses - The much anticipated adaptation of book one of Malorie Blackman's award-winning young adult series

The much anticipated adaptation of book one of Malorie Blackman's award-winning young adult series Noughts & Crosses starts Thursday 5 March on BBC One, with the whole series on BBC iPlayer.

Mammoth Screen is producing this gripping story of first love in a dangerous, alternate world where prejudice divides society. The six-part series is written by Lydia Adetunji (Riviera), Nathaniel Price (Tin Star) and Rachel De-Lahay (Kiri).

Over 700 years ago the Aprican Empire invaded Europe. Aprica colonised the continent and reached as far as Albion. Albion has been under Aprican rule ever since.

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.

Bafta Cymru-winner Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders, Born To Kill) is Callum McGregor, and newcomer Masali Baduza is Sephy Hadley.

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