TV Preview: Man in an Orange Shirt
+ Q&A with director Michael Samuels, writer Patrick Gale, exec producer Diederick Santer and actors Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave and Joanna Vanderham
A new two-part BBC drama about two gay love stories, 60 years apart, linked by a mysterious painting.
Dir Michael Samuels
With Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, James McArdle, David Gyasi, Joanna Vanderham
2 x 60min eps
In his first screen drama, best-selling British novelist Patrick Gale tells two gay love stories, 60 years apart. Linked by family and by a painting that holds a long-kept secret, Man in an Orange Shirt charts the challenges and changes to gay lives from WWII to the present day. Airing as a central part of the BBC’s forthcoming Gay Britannia season, this two-part drama also stars Laura Carmichael, Angel Coulby, Frances de la Tour, Julian Sands and Adrian Schiller.
See our Gross Indecency season.