In the wake of the Wall Street Crash, Tommy faces new dangers from unexpected quarters.
Did You Know?
In the House of Commons scene, both Mr Shelby and Mr Mosley, who are Labour MPs, appear to sitting in the opposition benches, across from the government, which was led by Labour's Ramsay McDonald at the time of Black Tuesday. Oswald Mosley held office in McDonald's government but is sitting below the gangway opposing him. See more
Polly refers to Ada's future baby as being "the color of a Hollywood Oscar". The Academy Award statuette wasn't commonly called an "Oscar" until 1934 while this is set in 1929. See more
Imagine. The father is scared. He runs away. You're left. The baby's black, he's a bastard and it's Birmingham. But you don't care. Because the world has changed. And the baby's eyes are golden. And you're gonna leave her with Aunt Polly every day to look after. Aunt Polly, who insisted that you called her Elizabeth.
How do you know it's a her?
Because I'm Polly Gray.