Gay Britannia: BBC announce new season of LGBT shows

Gay Britannia: BBC announce new season of LGBT shows
National News
Posted on 3 May 2017

The BBC has announced an exciting season of dramas and documentaries dedicated to LGBT life in Britain.

Called Gay Britannia, the series of television, online and radio programmes will mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. 

Included in the season is a BBC Three documentary hosted by Years & Years front man Olly Alexander which will examine why LGBT people are more vulnerable to experiencing mental health issues. Olly will use the programme to discuss his own experiences with depression.

BBC Two, meanwhile, will broadcast compelling drama Against The Law, in which Daniel Mays stars as Peter Wildeblood, a journalist who was found guilty of homosexuality in the now-infamous Montagu Trial of 1954.

Stephen K Amos also makes a contribution to the season, presenting The People’s History Of LGBT Britain, which takes a look at the precious memorabilia that has helped to document and change the lives of LGBT people over the last 50 years.

Other shows announced in the series include Is It Safe To Be Gay In The UK? and Man In An Orange Shirt. The programmes will be aired later in the year.

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