Sitting in Limbo viewers have praised the BBC TV drama for its "all too real" depiction of how people were affected by the Windrush scandal.
Written by Stephen Thompson, it follows Anthony Bryan (Patrick Robinson), a Jamaican-born man who moved to London with his family when he was just a young boy.
Having lived in the city for 50 years, Anthony's life is turned upside down one day when he gets called into his manager's office at the care home he's employed at, and informed that they have no choice but to suspend him. The reason? They've received a letter from the Home Office claiming that he has no right to work in the UK.
A few months later, immigration officers turn up on Anthony's doorstep, force him into a van and ferry him down to a detention centre in Dorset, where he remained for over two weeks.
Throughout its 90 minutes, it continues on to explore both the financial and identity struggles Anthony faced following the incident, as well as the restrictions he faced in regards to leaving the country. It also details his and his family's desperate fight to keep him from being deported.
During Monday night's pre-watershed broadcast (June 8), those tuning in at home took to Twitter to share their positive reactions to the film.
"An absolutely astonishing watch and aired in a very timely fashion. Highlighting the parts that are wrong with the justice system in this country," one person wrote, as another said: "What a powerful and essential watch #SittinginLimbo on BBC is.
"Shocking and heartbreaking. Now, more than ever, we must change for the better."
"Really intense but essential viewing. #SittingInLimbo is such a poignant and timely reminder of why racial tensions against the system run so deep within the UK's black community. Emotional, powerful and disgraceful," a third added.
Check out some more reactions below...
The helplessnes 💔 Have you ever been so helpless. #SittingInLimbo— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) June 8, 2020
Literally feel sick, I'm going to need a stiff drink and a good book to calm down after this (I'm 40 minutes behind on iPlayer) #SittingInLimbo— 🇱🇨🇯🇲 Black Lives Matter. (@iSnatchWigs) June 8, 2020
As a victim of the #HostileEnvironment, this true story is all too real. Thank you @ss_thompson for this vital and heartbreaking re-telling. #SittingInLimbo #WindrushScandal pic.twitter.com/yeNvobMP8m— Anaïs Mutumba || JMO 🇷🇼🇿🇦🇬🇧 (@LifeWithAnais) June 8, 2020
Sitting in Limbo is available to catch up on on BBC iPlayer.
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