Man in an Or­ange Shirt

A gay love story span­ning 60 years is at the heart of this two-part drama

TV Times - - Monday -

drama / 9.00pm / BBC2 A por­trait of a hand­some young man painted by his male lover is at the heart of this crack­ing and thought­pro­vok­ing two-part drama that ex­am­ines the chal­lenges faced by a pair of gay men in the 1940s and an­other cou­ple in 2017.

The opener fol­lows old school friends, sol­dier Michael (Oliver Jack­son-co­hen) and artist Thomas (James Mcar­dle), who meet again dur­ing

World War Two and be­gin a pas­sion­ate li­ai­son. But the opres­sion of 1940s so­ci­ety and Michael’s mar­riage to naïve Flora (Joanna Van­der­ham) look set to keep them apart.

The ram­i­fi­ca­tions when their se­cret is un­cov­ered re­sult in heartache for them all.

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