BBC Two’s two-part LGBT drama Man In An Orange Shirt will premiere on Monday July 31st at 9pm, it has been announced.
Created by Patrick Gale, Man In An Orange Shirt tells two gay love stories, set sixty years apart, which are linked by family, and by a painting that holds a secret that echoes down the generations. Gale described the project as being “two hour long films”, one in the 1940s/1950s and one in the present day. The first love story is made impossible by pressures from society, while the second is nearly derailed by the long-term fall-out from the 1940s story.
The two-parter, which was originally commissioned for BBC One, is produced by Kudos and stars Vanessa Redgrave, David Gyasi, Joanna Vanderham, Julian Morris, Oliver Jackson Cohen, James McArdle, Laura Carmichael, Julian Sands, Angel Coulby, Charlie Wernham, Tommy Bastow and James Godden. The executive producers are Diederick Santer for Kudos and Lucy Richer for the BBC. It is produced by Lisa Osborne and directed by Michael Samuels.
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