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Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics

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Drama on 3: Victim

Summary

Written by Sarah Wooley. Drama about the making of Victim, the first British film to break the taboo and seriously address homosexuality. The 1961 film, starring matinee idol Dirk Bogarde in the gamble of his career, is often credited with helping to change public attitudes to homosexuality. This fast-moving drama follows the extraordinary mixture of bravery and pragmatism involved in getting this groundbreaking enterprise off the ground, providing a fascinating glimpse of Britain at a tipping point of social change. Ed Stoppard, Simon Harrison and Jonathan Aris star.

Credits

Cast

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Dirk BogardeEd Stoppard
Tony ForwoodSimon Harrison
Basil DeardenJonathan Aris
Janet GreenFenella Woolgar
Michael RelphBen Miles
John TrevelyanMichael Maloney
DorothyJulie Teal
Sylvia SimsSarah Ridgeway
Alexander WalkerCharlie Clements
Leo Abse MP/Trailer AnnouncerSimon Ludders
Sir Cyril Osborne/Earl of Arran/Roy JenkinsPhilip Fox

Crew

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DirectorAbigail le Fleming
WriterSarah Wooley

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