Man in an Orange Shirt on July 31, 2017
Patrick’s first original drama, the two part Man in an Orange Shirt will be being broadcast by the BBC this summer as art of their Gay Britannia season. It’s a stunningly moving an beautifully assembled production, directed by Michael Samuels and starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen and James McCardle as lovers in the 1940s, Julian Morris and David Gyasi as their modern day counterparts and Joanna Vanderham and Vanessa Redgrave as Flora, the woman who links the two stories, first as wife then as widow and grandmother. There are also delicious appearances from Frances de la Tour, Adrian Schiller, Laura Carmichael and Julian Sands. Watch the episode one trailer here. Click here to go to the BBC’s background page on the show.
Episode one will be screened on BBC2 at 9.00pm on July 31st and episode two a week later on August 7th. Both episodes will then be available on iPlayer. You can also order the show on DVD by clicking here to buy it from Amazon or here to buy it from Simply.