Alison Steadman: the first lesbian kiss on TV? That was ME, not Anna Friel from Brookside
IT’S famously said that Anna Friel’s embrace with Nicola Stephenson on Brookside in 1994 was the first lesbian kiss on British TV.
But actress Alison Steadman today puts the record straight – telling Event magazine she was 20 years ahead of the soap, by filming a gay clinch for the 1974 TV drama Girl. She says: ‘That’s my claim to fame. I was young, fearless, a bit nervous. My mum was quite shocked.’
1994: Anna and Nicola on Brookside