Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Best of the Rest

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Best of the Rest

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Byline: today's tv With Sara Wallis

MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT BBC2, 9pm THIS compelling and visually stunning two-part drama is part of the Beeb's Gay Britannia season.

Oliver Jackson-Cohenand James McArdle Set over 60 years, it tells two very different love stories - generations and worlds apart, but linked by a family, a painting and a long-kept secret.

It starts in the present day, where we see an elderly woman (Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave) talking to her grandson, before the story goes back to 1944 and the chaos of the Second World War, as Captain Michael Berryman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) saves the life of Thomas March (James McArdle) and the pair find themselves uncontrollably drawn to one another.

As the war ends, Michael goes to find Thomas and the pair spend a perfect week in a remote cottage - living happily as a couple in love - before he must return to London to be with Flora, the girl he had promised to marry.


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