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Man in an Orange Shirt 

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Tales of love across two films highlighting the very different challenges that face the couples, With Michael and Thomas just after WWII, and Adam and Steve in the present day.
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Series cast summary:
Julian Morris ...  Adam Berryman 2 episodes, 2017
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Flora Berryman 2 episodes, 2017
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ...  Michael Berryman 2 episodes, 2017
David J Biscoe ...  Bar drinker 2 episodes, 2017
Flaminia Cinque ...  Rita 1 episode, 2017
Joanna Vanderham ...  Flora Talbot 1 episode, 2017
David Gyasi ...  Steve 1 episode, 2017
James Godden James Godden ...  Private Begley 1 episode, 2017
Amanda Rawnsley ...  Vet receptionist 1 episode, 2017
Tommy Bastow ...  Private Bates 1 episode, 2017
Drew Edwards ...  Sous chef 1 episode, 2017
James McArdle James McArdle ...  Thomas March 1 episode, 2017
Julian Sands ...  Caspar Nicholson 1 episode, 2017
Angel Coulby ...  Claudie 1 episode, 2017
Andrew Havill ...  Major Fanshawe 1 episode, 2017
Eddie Arnold Eddie Arnold ...  David 1 episode, 2017
Ben Barker Ben Barker ...  Travis 1 episode, 2017
Oliver Finnegan Oliver Finnegan ...  Wykeham 1 episode, 2017
Hal Scardino ...  Dwight 1 episode, 2017
William Hoyland William Hoyland ...  Headmaster 1 episode, 2017
Eileen Page Eileen Page ...  Geraldine 1 episode, 2017
Joanna David ...  Jennifer 1 episode, 2017
Adrian Schiller ...  Lucien 1 episode, 2017
Laura Carmichael ...  Daphne 1 episode, 2017
Gay Hamilton Gay Hamilton ...  Agnes 1 episode, 2017
Paul Clayton Paul Clayton ...  Registrar 1 episode, 2017
Phil Dunster ...  Bruno 1 episode, 2017
Elizabeth Edmonds ...  Midwife 1 episode, 2017
Mark Sears ...  Muscled Man 1 episode, 2017
Frances de la Tour ...  Mrs. March 1 episode, 2017
Warren Sollars Warren Sollars ...  Grufff bear 1 episode, 2017
Babajide Fado Babajide Fado ...  Lorry Driver 1 episode, 2017
Ed White Ed White ...  Shopwalker 1 episode, 2017
Arthur Bateman Arthur Bateman ...  Robert 2 episodes, 2017
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Tales of love across two films highlighting the very different challenges that face the couples, With Michael and Thomas just after WWII, and Adam and Steve in the present day.

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Drama | Romance

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English

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31 July 2017 (UK) See more »

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Man in an Orange Shirt See more »

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Kudos Film and Television See more »
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A nice drama to watch, but not yet perfect!
7 August 2017 | by benwkwuSee all my reviews

After I had seen the 1st part about the heartbreaking love story of the two lovers Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Michael Berryman and James McArdie as Thomas March, I was looking forward to see how their love story would be going on. Unfortunately it has actually stopped at the end of episode 1. Episode 2 is actually another gay love story about the grandson of Michael. You can say it is a drama crossing generations.

That is exactly the problem, two hours for two love stories is simply too short to achieve a better outcome. Especially the love story between Michael Berryman and Thomas March is simply too short and that I guess and believe most of the viewers would like to watch a longer story for that part. The casting of the two actors Oliver Jackson-Cohen and James McArdie for the two roles are really perfect. They have the chemistry as that pretty pair. Their acting is perfect, watching them in this film just feel like that they are a pair of real lovers.

On a contrary the casting of the love couple of episode 2 (Julian Morris and David Gyasi) is not good. They are good actors but there is no chemistry between the two at all. If one has seen the chemistry which Oliver Jackson-Cohen and James McArdie have delivered in episode 1, one will feel the difference like fruit juice and plain water.

Also the story plot of episode 2 is also weaker too. It does not bring out much passion and spirits. However with crossing generations story lines and add with warm family love and tie between grandma and grand son, it is in a way still a nice episode to watch. The grandma's acting is nice too.

In my opinion, if the complete series is in three hours or at least two and a half hour long (like most 80's mini-series) with a longer well crafted story for the first part and eventually also for the second part, plus a better match casting for the leading roles of the second part, it will surely be much better. I therefore give it 7 stars only.


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