BUT­TER­FLY

TRANS­GEN­DER DRAMA

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SUN 14 OCT, 9PM, ITV

If you watch any­thing this week, make it this beau­ti­fully done mini-se­ries star­ring Anna Friel as Vicky, the mother of trans­gen­der child Max, 11 – who wants to iden­tify as a girl and call her­self Max­ine. Pre­pare for mov­ing scenes as dad Stephen (Em­met J. Scan­lan, aka Bren­dan from Hol­lyoaks) deals very, very badly with his son’s de­ci­sion to go to school wear­ing a skirt, where the bul­lies get stuck in. And the whole sit­u­a­tion is not at all helped by the old-fash­ioned ways of Nan Bar­bara (Ali­son Stead­man). Eye-open­ing and bril­liant.

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