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SEPHY You've already passed the entrance exam. Why do we still have to do this?CALLUM I don't want to give any of the teachers an excuse to kick me out.
Sephy (Ony Uhiara) helps Callum (Richard Madden) prepare for his first day at secondary school.
Photo by Keith Pattison © RSC
CALLUM Looking at our rundown hovel, I could feel the usual burning churning sensation. Soon as you opened the front door, there was our fifth-hand threadbare nylon carpet and its seventh-hand cloth sofa. Why couldn't my family live in a house like Sephy's?
Mealtime at the McGregor house. From left to right: Callum (Richard Madden), Meggie (Michelle Butterly), Jude (Freddy White), Lynette (Louise Callaghan) and Ryan (Phil McKee).
NO BLANKERS IN OUR SCHOOL! NO BLANKERS IN OUR SCHOOL!
Protestors try to block the way to new nought students at Heathcroft Secondary School.
STOP IT! YOU'RE ALL BEHAVING LIKE ANIMALS! WORSE THAN ANIMALS! LIKE BLANKERS!
Sephy (Ony Uhiara) tries to persuade protesters to let nought pupils into Heathcroft School.
CALLUM She didn't say that. She couldn't have. Not Sephy… I'm not a blanker.
Callum (Richard Madden) is shocked to hear Sephy (Ony Uhiara) use the word 'blankers' at the protest at the school gates.
CALLUM I may be a nought but I'm worth more than nothing.
Callum (Richard Madden) tries to explain why he is so furious that Sephy (Ony Uhiara) called him a blanker.
SEPHY - Hi. I'm Sephy Hadley. Welcome to Heathcroft.
Sephy (Ony Uhiara) tries to make friends with the new noughts at Heathcroft.
KAMAL If the Liberation Militia think this cowardly, barbaric act of terrorism is going to win over the population of this country to their way of thinking, then they are very much mistaken.
Kamal Hadley (Tyrone Huggins) gives a press conference after the Dundale Shopping centre bombing.
Meggie (Michelle Butterly) and Sarah Pike (Jenny Ogilvie) at Ryan's execution.
JUDE So the mouse can roar, can he?
Jude (Freddy White) questions Callum's loyalty to the Liberation Army and gets an angry response.
Several weeks after Callum helps Sephy escape from the Liberation Army kidnap attempt, he hears she is pregnant. He risks capture by coming to see her at home and is arrested.
Callum (Richard Madden) is prepared for his execution.
CALLUM Is it just the thought of Sephy and I having a child together that you can't stand, or is it mixed race children in general?
Kamal (Tyrone Huggins) offers Callum (Richard Madden) a deal. If he will persuade Sephy to agree to an abortion, his sentence will be commuted from execution to life imprisonment. Callum rejects the offer.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like if our positions were reversed? If we whites were in charge instead of you Crosses?
Callum (Richard Madden) waits for his execution with his guard, and friend, Jack (Charles Abomeli).
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