Black Earth Rising

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Lennie James meets Paapa Essiedu: ‘I was probably in the last wave of actors who needed to go to the US’
The stars of The Walking Dead and I May Destroy You on great TV, grief and black British culture

Kemi Alemoru

19, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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‘Go home’ to Ghana. Well, why not? | Michaela Coel
Acting in Black Earth Rising made me reconsider my ideas of identity, says actor Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel

29, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: the full list
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s femme fatale takes the top spot, above political high camp, breakneck drama and the water-cooler hit of the decade

21, Dec, 2018 @11:03 AM

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Filthy rich agents: how shadowy elites conquered TV in 2018
From Bodyguard to Collateral, nefarious conspiracies were everywhere this year, mirroring the murky political mood and dirty tricks of real life

David Stubbs

19, Dec, 2018 @3:00 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 8 – Black Earth Rising
Hugo Blick tore up the TV rulebook with a pulsating drama that forced us to reflect on Rwanda’s horrifying chapter in modern history

David Stubbs

11, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Black Earth Rising finale review – slick Rwandan drama signs off in style
Hugo Blick’s sprawling, risk-taking thriller dealing with the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide came to an end that was assembled with precision

Tim Dowling

30, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Black Earth Rising recap: the finale – it has been a grim pleasure
In the final act, there was reckoning, Shakespearean bloodletting, and the prospect of a dusty road to better possibilities

David Stubbs

29, Oct, 2018 @10:00 PM

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Week’s best home entertainment: The Little Drummer Girl, Homecoming
Michael Shannon stars in BBC2’s latest Sunday night Le Carré drama, while Julia Roberts steps into a Hitchcockian mystery

The Guide

26, Oct, 2018 @10:59 AM

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Black Earth Rising recap: episode seven – who is about to meet their doom?
This week featured a break-in, a falling-in and a tornado of a twist – all ready for next week’s finale

David Stubbs

22, Oct, 2018 @9:00 PM

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Monday’s best TV: My Dinner With Hervé; Black Earth Rising
HBO takes an intriguing look at the life of the dwarf actor who found fame as a Bond baddie, while Hugo Blick’s gripping drama produces a devastating twist

Gwiym Mumford, Hannah Verdier, David Stubbs, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

22, Oct, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Black Earth Rising recap: episode six – the arrival of the guardian angel
Kate steels herself for a visit to Rwanda for the first time since being whisked away from the country. But who is she really to trust

David Stubbs

15, Oct, 2018 @9:00 PM

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Black Earth Rising recap: episode five – deeper into the abyss
The most stylised episode of the series so far uses animation, montage and theatrical set pieces to unpick the fallout from genocide

David Stubbs

08, Oct, 2018 @9:00 PM

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