The Color Purple

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

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20081006

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

1/10. Celie is a young black girl born into a world of poverty and segregation.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Nettie....Nikki Amuka-Bird

Mister....Eammon Walker

Corrinne....Lorraine Burroughs

Ma....Adjoa Andoh

Pa....Colin McFarlane

Dramatised by Pat Cumper

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081007

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

2/10. Celie is at the mercy of Mister, her cruel husband. Harpo, Mister's son, meets and marries the feisty and formidable Sofia.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Mister....Eammon Walker

Shug Avery....Nina Sosanya

Harpo....OT Fagbenle

Sofia....Petra Letang

Kate....Lorraine Burroughs

Dramatised by Pat Cumper.

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081008

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

3/10. Celie falls in love with Mister's lover, the glamorous singer Shug Avery.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Mister....Eammon Walker

Harpo....OT Fagbenle

Sofia....Petra Letang

Shug Avery....Nina Sosanya

Mister's Daddy....Geoffrey Burton

Dramatised by Pat Cumper

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081009

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

4/10. Sofia is beaten by the police and thrown in jail.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Mister....Eammon Walker

Harpo....OT Fagbenle

Sofia....Petra Letang

Shug Avery....Nina Sosanya

Millie....Barbara Barnes

Dramatised by Pat Cumper.

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081010

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

5/10. Shug and Celie discover a terrible secret - Mister has been hiding Nettie's letters.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Nettie....Nikki Amuka-Bird

Mister....Eammon Walker

Shug Avery....Nina Sosanya

Dramatised by Pat Cumper.

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081013

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

6/10. Celie's sister, Nettie, is in Africa and Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Nettie....Nikki Amuka-Bird

Shug Avery....Nina Sosanya

Corrinne....Lorraine Burroughs

Samuel....Ray Shell

Pa....Colin McFarlane

Daisy....Lisa Livingstone

Dramatised by Pat Cumper

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081014

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

7/10. Celie leaves Mister to live with Shug in Memphis.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Nettie....Nikki Amuka-Bird

Mister....Eammon Walker

Harpo....OT Fagbenle

Sofia....Petra Letang

Shug Avery....Nina Sosanya

Samuel....Ray Shell

Eleanor Jane....Madeleine Potter

Dramatised by Pat Cumper.

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081015

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

8/10. Celie's stepfather dies and she inherits more than she ever imagined. But Celie's happiness is short-lived.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Mister....Eammon Walker

Harpo....OT Fagbenle

Shug Avery....Nina Sosanya

Sofia....Petra Letang

Daisy....Lisa Livingstone

Dramatised by Pat Cumper.

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081016

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

9/10. Celie has returned home and she and Mister become friends.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Nettie....Nikki Amuka-Bird

Mister....Eammon Walker

Samuel....Ray Shell

Tashi....Lisa Livingstone

Adam....OT Fagbenle

Olivia....Lorraine Burroughs

Dramatised by Pat Cumper

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20081017

Dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, set in the Deep South in the interwar years.

10/10. Shug is back, and Celie is finally reunited with her sister Nettie and her children Olivia and Adam.

Celie....Nadine Marshall

Nettie....Nikki Amuka-Bird

Mister....Eammon Walker

Harpo/Adam....OT Fagbenle

Shug Avery....Nina Sosanya

Pa....Colin McFarlane

Samuel....Ray Shell

Olivia....Lorraine Burroughs

Dramatised by Pat Cumper.

Directed by Pauline Harris.

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0120090510 (BBC7)
20091018 (BBC7)
20121118 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in the Deep South.

Poor, uneducated black girl Celie struggles in America's segregated Deep South.

Alice Walker's drama with Nadine Marshall.

Made for 4 Extra. Born into poverty and segregation - the struggle of uneducated black girl Celie in America's Deep South. Stars Nadine Marshall.

01Omnibus 01-0520090510 (BBC7)
20091018 (BBC7)
20121118 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in the Deep South.

Poor, uneducated black girl Celie struggles in America's segregated Deep South.

Alice Walker's drama with Nadine Marshall.

Made for 4 Extra. Born into poverty and segregation - the struggle of uneducated black girl Celie in America's Deep South. Stars Nadine Marshall.

02 LAST20090517 (BBC7)
20091025 (BBC7)
20121125 (BBC7)

Celie battles the segregation of America's Deep South, and truths about her family history

Celie battles the segregation of America's Deep South, and new truths about her family history. Stars Nadine Marshall.

Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa.

With Nadine Marshall.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama concludes.

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20091013 (BBC7)
20121112 (BBC7)

Celie is a black girl struggling against segregation and poverty in the Deep South.

Alice Walker's drama with Nadine Marshall.

Celie is a young black girl born into a world of poverty and segregation.

Poor, uneducated black girl Celie struggles in America's segregated Deep South.

Born into poverty and segregation - the struggle of uneducated black girl Celie in America's Deep South. Stars Nadine Marshall.

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20091013 (BBC7)
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20121113 (BBC7)

Celie is at the mercy of her cruel husband 'Mister'.

His son Harpo weds feisty Sofia.

Celie is at the mercy of Mister, her cruel husband.

Harpo, Mister's son, meets and marries the feisty and formidable Sofia.

Alice Walker's drama with Nadine Marshall.

Celie is at the mercy of her cruel husband 'Mister'. His son Harpo weds feisty Sofia. Stars Nadine Marshall and Eamonn Walker.

032008100820090506 (BBC7)
20090507 (BBC7)
20091014 (BBC7)
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20121114 (BBC7)

Celie falls in love with Mister's lover - the glamorous singer Shug Avery.

Alice Walker dramatisation with Nadine Marshall.

Celie becomes enraptured with Mister's lover - the glamorous singer Shug Avery. Stars Nadine Marshall and Nina Sosanya.

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20091016 (BBC7)
20121115 (BBC7)

Sofia is beaten by the police and thrown in jail after hitting the Major.

Sofia is beaten by the police and thrown in jail.

Alice Walker dramatisation with Nadine Marshall.

Sofia is beaten by the police and thrown in jail after hitting the Major. Stars Nadine Marshall and Petra Letang.

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20091016 (BBC7)
20091017 (BBC7)
20121116 (BBC7)

Shug and Celie discover that Mister has secretly hidden Nettie's letters to Celie.

Alice Walker's drama with Nadine Marshall.

Shug and Celie discover that Mister has secretly hidden Nettie's letters to Celie. Stars Nadine Marshall and Nina Sosanya.

062008101320090511 (BBC7)
20090512 (BBC7)
20091019 (BBC7)
20091020 (BBC7)
20121119 (BBC7)

Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa.

With Nadine Marshall.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall.

Celie's sister, Nettie, is in Africa and Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa.

Nettie, Celie's sister, is in Africa - and Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa. Stars Nadine Marshall.

062008101320090511 (BBC7)
20090512 (BBC7)
20091019 (BBC7)
20091020 (BBC7)

Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa.

With Nadine Marshall.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall.

Celie's sister, Nettie, is in Africa and Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa.

072008101420090512 (BBC7)
20090513 (BBC7)
20091020 (BBC7)
20091021 (BBC7)
20121120 (BBC7)

Celie leaves Mister to live with Shug in Memphis.

With Nadine Marshall.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

Angry Mister discovers Celie is set to go live with Shug in Memphis. Stars Nadine Marshall and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

072008101420090512 (BBC7)
20090513 (BBC7)
20091020 (BBC7)
20091021 (BBC7)

Celie leaves Mister to live with Shug in Memphis.

With Nadine Marshall.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

082008101520090513 (BBC7)
20090514 (BBC7)
20091021 (BBC7)
20091022 (BBC7)
20121121 (BBC7)

Celie's stepfather dies, but any happiness from her inheritance is short-lived.

Alice Walker's drama with Nadine Marshall.

Celie's stepfather dies and she inherits more than she ever imagined.

But Celie's happiness is short-lived.

Celie splits from Shug and receives a disturbing telegram.

Alice Walker's drama.

Celie's stepfather dies and she inherits more than she ever dreamed. But her happiness is short-lived. Stars Nadine Marshall.

082008101520090513 (BBC7)
20090514 (BBC7)
20091021 (BBC7)
20091022 (BBC7)

Celie's stepfather dies, but any happiness from her inheritance is short-lived.

Alice Walker's drama with Nadine Marshall.

Celie's stepfather dies and she inherits more than she ever imagined.

But Celie's happiness is short-lived.

Celie splits from Shug and receives a disturbing telegram.

Alice Walker's drama.

092008101620090514 (BBC7)
20090515 (BBC7)
20091022 (BBC7)
20091023 (BBC7)
20121122 (BBC7)

With Celie returning home, she and Mister have become friends.

Wth Nadine Marshall.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall.

Celie has returned home and she and Mister become friends.

Celie has returned home - and she and Mister have become friends. Stars Nadine Marshall and Eamonn Walker.

092008101620090514 (BBC7)
20090515 (BBC7)
20091022 (BBC7)
20091023 (BBC7)

With Celie returning home, she and Mister have become friends.

Wth Nadine Marshall.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall.

Celie has returned home and she and Mister become friends.

10 LAST2008101720090515 (BBC7)
20090516 (BBC7)
20091023 (BBC7)
20091024 (BBC7)
20121123 (BBC7)

Shug is back! And Celie is re-united with her sister and children at last.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall.

Shug is back, and Celie is finally reunited with her sister Nettie and her children Olivia and Adam.

Shug is back! And Celie's gets a surprise visit.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama.

Shug is back! - and surprise visitors arrive for Celie. Stars Nadine Marshall and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

10 LAST2008101720090515 (BBC7)
20090516 (BBC7)
20091023 (BBC7)
20091024 (BBC7)

Shug is back! And Celie is re-united with her sister and children at last.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama with Nadine Marshall.

Shug is back, and Celie is finally reunited with her sister Nettie and her children Olivia and Adam.

Shug is back! And Celie's gets a surprise visit.

Alice Walker's Deep South drama.