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New Gay Drama: Man In An Orange Shirt commissioned for BBC One

Patrick Gale by Dan Hall
Patrick Gale by Dan Hall

BBC One has commissioned a two-part 1940s gay love drama written by British novelist Patrick Gale.

Man In An Orange Shirt tells two gay love stories, 60 years apart – stories linked by family, and by a painting that holds a secret that echoes down the generations.

Writer Patrick Gale says: “Man In An Orange Shirt is the most exciting screen project I’ve worked on to date: an original drama exploring strands of gay male experience since the 1940s. It has been such a privilege to be given such an open brief and then allowed to run with it. I don’t want to give too much away but after much experimenting, we’ve ended up with two hour-long films – one set in the 1940s and 50s, one set in the violently contrasted present; one depicting a love story made impossible by pressures from society, one a love story nearly derailed by the long-term fallout from the 1940s story.”

Man In An Orange Shirt is produced by Kudos for BBC One. The drama was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content, and Ben Stephenson, former Controller of Drama Commissioning. Executive Producers are Diederick Santer for Kudos and Lucy Richer for BBC One.

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Monday Matters from 9th June 2014

Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan is broadcast on 106.9 SFM www.sfmradio.com. Featuring The World Tonight, My Favourite Things, Not In The News and the featured group are the queens of power ballads – heart.

Kyra Cross has the latest music news and gig guide.

Tonight a successful experiment in recreating the daily grind of life on the Home Front circa 1943 opened in 2014 in Sittingbourne. The house is filled with original fittings, furniture, artifacts and characters from South East home front groups bring the whole place to life.

Jason McCrossan spoke with owner Debbie and her colleagues on 106.9 SFM, who run and manage the house about their passion for history and specifically the 1940s – including music from the 1930s & 1940s.

WWII home-front living history house

Old Forge Wartime House
Old Forge Wartime House

A successful experiment in recreating the daily grind of life on the Home Front circa 1943 opened in 2014 in Sittingbourne. The house is filled with original fittings, furniture, artifacts and characters from South East home front groups bring the whole place to life.

Jason McCrossan spoke with owner Debbie and her colleagues on 106.9 SFM, who run and manage the house about their passion for history and specifically the 1940s – including music from the 1930s & 1940s.

For more information:  Old Forge Wartime house facebook page.