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Freedom: 50 Years of Pride

  • Season 1

Summary

Olly Alexander, Bimini, Sir Ian McKellen and some many other people who were there, join the story of Pride and a remarkable, funny, shocking, and moving five decades of LGBTQ+ activism

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Episode 1: Freedom: 50 Years of Pride

Summary

Documentary exploring the incredible achievements and challenges of advancing LGBTQ+ rights and visibility over the last half century. With contributions from people with a close relationship to Pride from across the decades - including Olly Alexander, Bimini, Lady Phyll, Ian McKellen, Holly Johnson, Peter Tatchell, Cat Burns, MNEK, Tom Robinson, and Lucia Blayk

Review

Channel 4 were reluctant to provide previews of this programme, which promises to be fun and illuminating, although it does sound a bit of a pig’s ear, “part protest, part party, part performance” and no doubt straining to be inclusive and not offend anyone in its reading of the timeline from the original Gay Pride march in 1972 to the rainbow “coalition” that now parades but rarely agrees under the banner of LGBTQ+.

Sir Ian McKellen and Peter Tatchell, who’ve fought tirelessly for equality over decades, feature in Stephen Daldry’s film, and there’s a young-blood infusion from singer Cat Burns, trans rights activist Lucia Blayke and pop star/It’s a Sinner Olly Alexander.

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Credits

Crew

rolename
UnknownOlly Alexander
UnknownBimini
UnknownPhyll
UnknownIan McKellen
UnknownHolly Johnson
UnknownPeter Tatchell
UnknownCat Burns
UnknownMNEK
UnknownTom Robinson
UnknownLucia Blayk
Executive producerStephen Daldry
Executive producerJoe Robertson
Executive producerAlexander Leith
Executive producerSimon George
Executive producerDanielle Peck
DirectorPeter Sweasey
DirectorKim Maddever
DirectorGrace Chapman

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  • Summary

    Documentary exploring the incredible achievements and challenges of advancing LGBTQ+ rights and visibility over the last half century. With contributions from people with a close relationship to Pride from across the decades - including Olly Alexander, Bimini, Lady Phyll, Ian McKellen, Holly Johnson, Peter Tatchell, Cat Burns, MNEK, Tom Robinson, and Lucia Blayk

    Review

    Channel 4 were reluctant to provide previews of this programme, which promises to be fun and illuminating, although it does sound a bit of a pig’s ear, “part protest, part party, part performance” and no doubt straining to be inclusive and not offend anyone in its reading of the timeline from the original Gay Pride march in 1972 to the rainbow “coalition” that now parades but rarely agrees under the banner of LGBTQ+.

    Sir Ian McKellen and Peter Tatchell, who’ve fought tirelessly for equality over decades, feature in Stephen Daldry’s film, and there’s a young-blood infusion from singer Cat Burns, trans rights activist Lucia Blayke and pop star/It’s a Sinner Olly Alexander.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    UnknownOlly Alexander
    UnknownBimini
    UnknownPhyll
    UnknownIan McKellen
    UnknownHolly Johnson
    UnknownPeter Tatchell
    UnknownCat Burns
    UnknownMNEK
    UnknownTom Robinson
    UnknownLucia Blayk
    Executive producerStephen Daldry
    Executive producerJoe Robertson
    Executive producerAlexander Leith
    Executive producerSimon George
    Executive producerDanielle Peck
    DirectorPeter Sweasey
    DirectorKim Maddever
    DirectorGrace Chapman

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

Streaming

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