Small Axe: Season 1

Poster for Small Axe: Season 1

Comprised of five original films, this anthology series from Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) tells different stories... More

Where to watch Small Axe: Season 1

Small Axe: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia... More now on Stan and Apple TV Store.

Small Axe: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1


The true story of The Mangrove Nine, who clashed with... More London police in 1970. The trial that followed was the first judicial acknowledgment of behaviour motivated by racial hatred within the Metropolitan Police.

Episode 1.2

Lover's Rock

A single evening at a house party in 1980s West... More London sets the scene, developing intertwined relationships against a background of violence, romance and music.

Episode 1.3

Red, White and Blue

Spotlights the true story of Leroy Logan, who at a... More young age saw his father assaulted by two policemen, motivating him to join the Metropolitan Police and change their racist attitudes from within.

Episode 1.4

Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle follows the true story of award-winning writer, Alex... More Wheatle, from a young boy through his early adult years. Having spent his childhood in a mostly white institutional care home with no love or family, he finally finds not only a sense of community for the first time in Brixton, but his identity and ability to grow his passion for music and DJing. When he is thrown in prison during the Brixton Uprising of 1981, he confronts his past and sees a path to healing.



The coming of age story of 12-year-old Kingsley, who has... More a fascination for astronauts and rockets. When Kingsley is pulled to the headmaster's office for being disruptive in class, he discovers he's being sent to a school for those with "special needs." Distracted by working two jobs, his parents are unaware of the unofficial segregation policy at play, preventing many Black children from receiving the education they deserve, until a group of West Indian women take matters into their own hands.

Small Axe: Season 1 | Details

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Best Supporting Actor (Boyega) - Movie Made for TV, Golden Globes 2021
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