The Love That Wrote Its Name

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01The Boys20170710

Simon Callow on Micheal MacLiammóir and Hilton Edward, founders of Dublin's Gate Theatre.

In 1969 while the actor was performing his one man show in Belfast, a young Simon Callow was Micheál MacLiammóir's dresser. Callow pays tribute to the 50 year relationship of Micheál MacLiammóir and his partner Hilton Edwards, who were the founders of Dublin's influential Gate Theatre.

Simon Callow is an actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.

Part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer: Simon Callow
Reader: Simon Callow
Producer: Simon Richardson.

In 1969 while the actor was performing his one man show in Dublin, a young Simon Callow was Micheál MacLiammóir's dresser. Callow pays tribute to the 50 year relationship of Micheál MacLiammóir and his partner Hilton Edward, who were the founders of Dublin's influential Gate Theatre.

Simon Callow is an actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.

Part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer: Simon Callow
Reader: Simon Callow
Producer: Simon Richardson.

01The Boys20170710

Simon Callow on Micheal MacLiammóir and Hilton Edward, founders of Dublin's Gate Theatre.

In 1969 while the actor was performing his one man show in Dublin, a young Simon Callow was Micheál MacLiammóir's dresser. Callow pays tribute to the 50 year relationship of Micheál MacLiammóir and his partner Hilton Edward, who were the founders of Dublin's influential Gate Theatre.

Simon Callow is an actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.

Part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer: Simon Callow
Reader: Simon Callow
Producer: Simon Richardson.

In 1969 while the actor was performing his one man show in Belfast, a young Simon Callow was Micheál MacLiammóir's dresser. Callow pays tribute to the 50 year relationship of Micheál MacLiammóir and his partner Hilton Edwards, who were the founders of Dublin's influential Gate Theatre.

Simon Callow is an actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.

Part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer: Simon Callow
Reader: Simon Callow
Producer: Simon Richardson.

02There Was No Them There (an Autobiography Of Stella F Duffy)20170711
02There Was No Them There (an Autobiography Of Stella F Duffy)20170711

Writer Stella Duffy on growing up as a lesbian in New Zealand in the 1960s and 70s.

A heartfelt meditation on the (in)visibilty of gay women.

Writer and theatremaker Stella Duffy describes growing up lesbian in New Zealand in the 60s and 70s and considers what the 40 year expatriate 'marriage' of novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas, author of The Alice B Toklas Cookbook, means to her.

Part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer: Stella Duffy
Reader: Stella Duffy
Producer: Simon Richardson.

03Wh Auden And Chester Kallman20170712
03Wh Auden And Chester Kallman20170712

Gregory Woods on the tumultuous but enduring relationship of WH Auden and Chester Kallman.

Academic and poet Gregory Woods, author of Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World, explores the tumultuous but enduring relationship of poet WH Auden and librettist Chester Kallman, lifelong companions and collaborators.

Part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer: Gregory Woods
Reader: Gregory Woods
Producer: Simon Richardson.

04The Loves Of Elizabeth Bishop20170713
04The Loves Of Elizabeth Bishop20170713

Neel Mukherjee explores the two great loves of American poet Elizabeth Bishop's life.

Novelist Neel Mukherjee on the abiding reticence that characterises the work and the life of American poet Elizabeth Bishop, particularly in relation to her sexuality. Mukherjee explores the two great loves of Bishop's life: the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares and American student Alice Methfessel, who was 32 years her junior.

Part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer: Neel Mukherjee
Reader: Neel Mukherjee
Producer: Simon Richardson.

05Colquhoun And Macbryde: More Lasting Than Life20170714
05Colquhoun And Macbryde: More Lasting Than Life20170714

Louise Welsh on the relationship between artists Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde.

Novelist Louise Welsh on the life, love, the rise and the fall of Scottish artists Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde. The two Roberts, as they came to be known, met in 1933, as students at Glasgow School of Art. They were together until their early deaths; Colquhoun at the age of forty-seven, MacBryde four years later at the age of fifty-three. Their relationship endured their meteoric rise as fashionable artists and their eventual fall from grace as post-was tastes in art began to change.

Part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer: Louise Welsh
Reader: Louise Welsh
Producer: Simon Richardson.