Set in 1957 post-Windrush Britain, ‘Three Little Birds’ follows Jamaican sisters Leah and Chantrelle who are lured to the UK in search of new beginnings.
They follow their older brother Aston, who has already made the move, and who asks them to bring him a potential wife from back home.
The sisters convince their virtuous friend Hosanna to join them on their journey, but they all soon discover their new life doesn’t quite fit the promise of rock and roll, swing, Hollywood starlets and fabulous fashion they were expecting.
And it’s not just the British weather they have to contend with. Over time we learn the shocking truths about the lives they left behind and see how they fiercely tackle the obstacles of integration to build themselves a new home in Britain…
Inspired by Sir Lenny Henry’s mother’s journey to Britain in the late 1950s, watch L&C’s wonderful Leemore Marrett Jr as Ephraim Whittaker – and super talented Young One Malachi Hall as Caleb Whittaker – in ‘Three Little Birds’ from Sunday 22nd October at 8pm on ITV1 & ITVX.