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Prejudice and Pride

UK, English, 60 mins

  • Director: Satiyesh Manoharajah
  • Producer: Steve Condie

CGiii Comment

Good grief...where did they dig up these presenters? Dowdy or what?!? They could have made an effort!

Do we really need or want to hear their opinions on Gay & Lesbian history...they are too young...!

Couldn't they have found presenters with a sense of history, with experience, with an insight of those time?

Obviously not...again, cheap TV masquerading as something important..presented by the under-qualified.

Listening to someone's story and shedding tears...is not a professional approach to journalism!

Part of the BBC's [mostly] dismal Gay Britannia series.


Trailer... 

The(ir) Blurb...

Every so often the world changes beyond your wildest dreams. In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality, offering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people the opportunity to start living openly for the first time.

Presented by Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman, this unique series features LGBTQ people from across the UK as they share the objects that helped define their lives during these transformative 50 years.

In episode one, these crowdsourced treasures range from a rare collection of the first openly gay magazine (featuring a virtually unknown young singer, David Bowie) to letters from worried parents trying to understand their newly 'out' daughters and sons.

Over 20 incredible years, 1967 - 1987, we meet the fearless revolutionaries of the Gay Liberation Front, a transgender pioneer who almost caused a strike and a woman who faced losing her children when she came out as a lesbian. By the early 1980s, LGBTQ people were starting to build a community, which would be tested to the limit when AIDS loomed.

This is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary times - told through their cherished possessions - charting the joys and heartbreaks of just being true to yourself.

Prejudice and Pride: The People's History Of LGBTQ Britain is part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of 1967 Sexual Offences Act.

Cast & Characters

Stephen K Amos;
Susan Calman

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