Ali­son Stead­man: the first les­bian kiss on TV? That was ME, not Anna Friel from Brook­side

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

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

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