PG certificateRoots is a Drama programme and has been classified a PG certificate.



Rege-Jean Page, Erica Tazel, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Sedale Threatt Jr, Mekhi Phifer. Remake of the 1976 US series chronicling the saga of an African slave sold in America and of his descendants. After 20 years in England, Chicken George makes his way back to America and reaches Tom Lea's farm, where he hopes to be reunited with his family. But tracking down his long-lost relations and making up for lost time will not be easy. Meanwhile, the American Civil War breaks out and lines are drawn. episode 4.

Genre: Drama

Classification: PG Certificate

When is Roots next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 1st, 9:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Lorne Greene
Maya Angelou
Lynda Day George
Robert Reed
John Amos
Renn Woods
Image for Louis Gossett Jr.Louis Gossett Jr.
O.J. Simpson
Leslie Uggams
Olivia Cole
Thalmus Rasulala
Image for LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
Ralph Waite
Image for Edward AsnerEdward Asner
Moses Gunn
Madge Sinclair
Chuck Connors
Cicely Tyson
Vic Morrow
Georg Stanford Brown