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Man in an Orange Shirt 

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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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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The flagship drama in the BBC's 2017 Gay Britannia season, a series of programmes commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act. Up until 1967, homosexuality in the United Kingdom was a criminal offence. The removal of the Act meant that gay men could consort together without the fear of being sent to prison. See more »

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A missed opportunity
10 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Man In The Orange Shirt is the latest program from the BBC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of homosexuality being made legal in the U.K. I really enjoyed the first part which I can imagine was a story that must have been mirrored throughout the UK during the post war years. Thousands of couples stuck In loveless marriages just because it was the right thing to do. Men and women unable to express in public their love for those they really wanted to be with. This for me was a far more interesting than the disappointing 2nd episode. We move on rapidly to the present day where the grandson is also gay and obsessed with gay dating apps on his phone and unable to admit his homosexuality to his grandmother. This as much as anything seems to be preventing him from finding a solid relationship, despite as it seemed his gran knowing all along. If the idea of this drama was to show how attitudes have changed towards same sex relationships since 1967 then it succeed but I would have liked to have seen more of what happened in the intervening years.


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