Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Britain's Great Gay Buildings TONIGHT, CHANNEL 4, 8PM FORGET the jokey name - Channel 4's new 50 Shades of Gay season is celebrating a genuinely historic moment, namely the 50th anniversary of the (partial) decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

And to show us just how far we've come, Stephen Fry presents this programme in which seven celebrities champion the buildings that have helped to define Britain's gay history.

They include the Rev Richard Cole who reveals the hedonistic past of Heaven nightclub, Craig Revel Horwood, who tells the story of Britain's drag scene at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, and Simon Callow, who explores Oscar Wilde's downfall at the Old Bailey.

POLDARK TOMORROW, BBC1, 9PM ROSS is ordered to leave Roscoff under threat of execution. He travels with Tholly to meet his contact in France, but finds information about Dwight's fate comes at a high price.

Sam leads a congregation of methodists in protest - only to face broken promises from George, who revokes their lease on the meeting house.

RIPPER STREET MONDAY, BBC2, 9PM REID and Jackson have a morbid plan to smoke serial killer Nathaniel Dove out of hiding, but Shine is on their trail and will stop at nothing to track them down, including the brutal intimidation of whoever he thinks might be protecting them.

Reid also has other problems of his own when the papers portray him as a vigilante.

THE DOG RESCUERS WITH ALAN DAVIES TUESDAY, CHANNEL 5, 8PM A NEW, 16-part run begins tonight, and kicks-off in heartbreaking fashion with the story of Timmy, an elderly collie cross who is discovered in a house surrounded by his own mess.

To make matters even worse, he has a huge and painful tumour on his face - luckily for him, RSPCA inspector Anthony refuses to give up on Timmy, who is going to need lots of care and attention. …

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