When is the Noughts and Crosses finale?


NOUGHTS And Crosses is the BBC One adaption of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning novel that has had viewers gripped since it hit our screens.

The intriguing drama – which stars rapper Stormzy – is set to come to a dramatic end and here’s when how you can catch it.

 Noughts And Crosses is one of the most talked about shows this year
Noughts And Crosses is one of the most talked about shows this yearCredit: BBC

When is the Noughts And Crosses finale BBC One?

Noughts And Crosses concludes tonight (April 9, 2020).

You can catch it at 9pm.

However, all the episodes are now available on the BBC iPlayer.

So get binge watching now.

 Stormzy makes a special appearance in the BBC drama
Stormzy makes a special appearance in the BBC dramaCredit: BBC

What is Noughts and Crosses about?

Set in a parallel 21st century Britain, the book by Malorie Blackman sees black people – Crosses – as the ruling race while white people – Noughts – are the lower class.

Racial segregation is rife in this version of Britain, despite the fact white slavery was abolished a number of years ago.

Despite all the challenges facing them, a love story develops between two lifelong friends from opposing races.

As the daughter of the British Home Secretary Kamal Hadley, Sephy is not allowed to get too close to Callum McGregor – the son of her white nanny.

After a series of unfortunate events, the pair part ways and Callum soon ends up mixing with the wrong crowd – a gang that want to use his connection to Sephy for a horrific plot.

The book was followed by four more novels so time will tell if the show will do the same.

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 The story is focused around characters Sephy and Callum - in a world where Africans were the ones who colonized Europeans and remain the dominant race

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The story is focused around characters Sephy and Callum – in a world where Africans were the ones who colonized Europeans and remain the dominant raceCredit: BBC

Who is in the Noughts and Crosses cast?

The show brings with it a star cast which includes rapper Stormzy:

  • Peaky Blinders star Jack Rowan plays the role of Callum.
  • Rising star Masali Baduza plays Sephy.
  • Rapper Stormzy will play Kolawale – a new character created for the show who is the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Ian Hart, who is known for playing Professor Quirrell from Harry Potter, plays Callum’s dad Ryan McGregor
  • Helen Baxendale – who is known for playing Emily in Friends – plays Callum’s mother, Maggie.
  • Kike Brimah will star as Sephy’s sister Minerva.
  • Peep Show star Paterson Joseph stars as Sephy’s father Kamal Haldey.
  • Bonnie Mbuli plays Sephy’s mother Jasmine Hadley.

What has author Malorie Blackman said about Noughts and Crosses?

Speaking about the series, Malorie said: “I’m thrilled that the TV dramatisation of Noughts and Crosses has such an amazing cast to bring the story to the screen.

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“It will be so exciting to see how the writers and actors open up the world I created, adding new breadth and detail.”

The 57-year-old published her hugely popular young adult novel in 2001, and a small-screen version has been in the works with the BBC since 2016.

Speaking at London’s Southbank Centre recently, Malorie explained what inspired the book in the first place.

She said: “It was around the time of the Stephen Lawrence case and the way the Lawrence family were treated made me so angry.

“I thought, ‘I want to write about racism. I want to write about slavery and the legacy of slavery and racism and so on’.”

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