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Trial and terror

AS WE CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE OF THE BBC’S GAY BRITANNIA SERIES, WE CHAT TO AGAINST THE LAW STAR DANIEL MAYS ABOUT HIS ROLE AS PETER WILDEBLOOD, AN IMPORTANT FIGURE IN THE FIGHT FOR LGBT+ EQUALITY

When Against the Law was announced earlier this year, it came mere weeks after thousands of gay and bisexual men, convicted of sex crimes under antiquated anti-gay laws, were given posthumous pardons by the UK government. Some of those men are featured in this BBC programme, which blends real-life accounts of gay life before decriminalisation with a dramatised account of the 1954 trial of Tor y politician Lord Montagu for gay sex offences. As the BBC marks 50 years since partial decriminalisation in the UK and Wales, this touching but stark show — the centrepiece of the ongoing Gay Britannia series — is a reminder of just how far LGBT+ equality has come.

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