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Queer Britannia...on the BBC...

Gay Britannia

Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised gay sex.

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On TV...

Against the Law

When Peter Wildeblood fell in love with Edward McNally in 1952, homosexuality was a crime

BBC Two

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Man In An Orange Shirt Series 1, Episode 1

1/2 Michael and Thomas fall in love in the heat of war but can their romance endure back home?

BBC Two

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Prejudice and Pride: The People’s History of LGBTQ Britain Series 1, Episode 1

1/2 The story of ordinary LGBTQ people and their extraordinary lives over the last 50 years.

BBC Four

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Queers Series 1, The Man on the Platform

1/8 A young man returning from WW1 recollects a love that dare not speak its name.

BBC Four

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Storyville Queerama

The story of an extraordinary century of gay experiences.

BBC Four

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Is It Safe To Be Gay in The UK?

Documentary looking at the rise in homophobic hate crime in the UK.

BBC Two

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Gluck: Who Did She Think She Was?

The untold story of Britain’s cross dressing high society painter.

BBC Four

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All Families Have Secrets – Patrick Gale's Art of Fiction

Stephen Fry meets Patrick Gale to discuss his first TV drama Man In An Orange Shirt.

BBC Two

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imagine... Summer 2017, Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

An unflinching and uncompromising portrait of one of the most controversial photographers

BBC One

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Queer as Art

A celebration of the LGBTQ community's contribution to British cultural life.

BBC Two

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Queer Britain Series 1, Queer And Proud

6/6 A once pejorative label, what does it mean to be queer in Britain in 2017?

BBC Three

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Queer Britain Series 1, Porn Idols

5/6 Riyadh explores the world of LGBTQ+ porn, including a gay 'Chav porn' shoot.

BBC Three

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Queer Britain Series 1, Preference or Prejudice?

4/6 Exploring casual racism in the LGBTQ+ community. When does preference become prejudice?

BBC Three

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Queer Britain Series 1, Out On The Streets

3/6 Why do so many queer people find themselves homeless?

BBC Three

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Queer Britain Series 1, The Search For The Perfect Body

2/6 Examining the pressure for gay men to look a certain way and its devastating side-effects.

BBC Three

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Queer Britain Series 1, Does God Hate Queers?

1/6 Riyadh explores the relationship between faith and sexual identities.

BBC Three


On Radio...

Sunday Feature Literary Pursuits, Literary Pursuits: EM Forster's Maurice

Exploring the long journey to publication of EM Forster's gay love story Maurice.

BBC Radio 3

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Drama on 3 Victim

Play about the making of Victim, the first British film to address homosexuality seriously

BBC Radio 3

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Words and Music Women in Love

Texts and music inspired by the love between women. Readers: Diana Quick and Sophie Ward.

BBC Radio 3

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Free Thinking Philip Hoare and Elizabeth Jane Burnett on wild swimming, Jake Arnott on Joe Orton

Philip Hoare and Elizabeth Jane Burnett discuss the literary power of the sea.

BBC Radio 3

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Free Thinking Writing Love: Jonathan Dollimore, Heer Ranjha, Sappho

Including the Punjabi Romeo and Juliet and the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence.

BBC Radio 3

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Drama on 3 Joe Orton Double-Bill: The Erpingham Camp and The Ruffian on the Stair

Two Joe Orton plays recorded live at the BBC's Radio Theatre.

BBC Radio 3

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