Victim [Drama On 3]

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2017070920190106 (R3)The story of Victim, the first British film to address homosexuality seriously.

Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics

by Sarah Wooley.

A drama about the making of 'Victim', the first British film to seriously address homosexuality.

The 1961 film, starring matinee idol Dirk Bogarde in the gamble of his career, is often credited with helping to change public attitudes to homosexuality. This fast-moving drama follows the extraordinary mixture of bravery and pragmatism involved in getting this ground-breaking enterprise off the ground, providing a fascinating glimpse of Britain at a tipping point of social change.

Clip from Peeping Tom (c) Michael Powell (Theatre)/Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors/Michael Powell

THE WRITER
Sarah Wooley has written many plays for the radio including FIFTEEN MINUTES about Andy Warhol, MOVING MUSIC about Philip Glass and Steve Reich, PLANNING PERMISSION about the Brutalist architect Erno Goldfinger and A NICE LITTLE HOLIDAY about playwright John Osborne. Her last play for Radio 4 was 1977, about the scoring of the film 'Watership Down' and the story of trans composer Angela Morley.

Her stage plays include the sell-out hit OLD MONEY (Hampstead Theatre, 2012) starring Maureen Lipman.

The story of Victim, the first British film to address homosexuality seriously.

Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics

2017070920190106 (R3)Play about the making of Victim, the first British film to address homosexuality seriously

by Sarah Wooley.

A drama about the making of 'Victim', the first British film to seriously address homosexuality. Part of Gay Britannia, a season across the BBC marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967.

The 1961 film, starring matinee idol Dirk Bogarde in the gamble of his career, is often credited with helping to change public attitudes to homosexuality. This fast-moving drama follows the extraordinary mixture of bravery and pragmatism involved in getting this groundbreaking enterprise off the ground, providing a fascinating glimpse of Britain at a tipping point of social change.

Clip from Peeping Tom (c) Michael Powell (Theatre)/Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors/Michael Powell

THE WRITER
Sarah Wooley has written many plays for the radio including FIFTEEN MINUTES about Andy Warhol, MOVING MUSIC about Philip Glass and Steve Reich, PLANNING PERMISSION about the Brutalist architect Erno Goldfinger and A NICE LITTLE HOLIDAY about playwright John Osborne. Her last play for Radio 4 was 1977, about the scoring of the film 'Watership Down' and the story of trans composer Angela Morley.

Her stage plays include the sell-out hit OLD MONEY (Hampstead Theatre, 2012) starring Maureen Lipman.

A drama about the making of 'Victim', the first British film to seriously address homosexuality. This programme is part of Gay Britannia, a season across the BBC marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967.

Her stage plays are published by Oberon and include the sell-out hit OLD MONEY, which ran at Hampstead Theatre main stage in 2012 and starred Maureen Lipman.

The 1961 film, starring matinee idol Dirk Bogarde in the gamble of his career, is often credited with helping to change public attitudes to homosexuality. This fast-moving drama follows the extraordinary mixture of bravery and pragmatism involved in getting this ground-breaking enterprise off the ground, providing a fascinating glimpse of Britain at a tipping point of social change.

The story of Victim, the first British film to address homosexuality seriously.

Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics

The 1961 film, starring matinee idol Dirk Bogarde in the gamble of his career, is often credited with helping to change public attitudes to homosexuality. This fast-moving drama follows the extraordinary mixture of bravery and pragmatism involved in getting this ground-breaking enterprise off the ground, providing a fascinating glimpse of Britain at a tipping point of social change.

THE WRITER
Sarah Wooley has written many plays for the radio including FIFTEEN MINUTES about Andy Warhol, MOVING MUSIC about Philip Glass and Steve Reich, PLANNING PERMISSION about the Brutalist architect Erno Goldfinger and A NICE LITTLE HOLIDAY about playwright John Osborne. Her last play for Radio 4 was 1977, about the scoring of the film 'Watership Down' and the story of trans composer Angela Morley.

Her stage plays include the sell-out hit OLD MONEY (Hampstead Theatre, 2012) starring Maureen Lipman.

Her stage plays are published by Oberon and include the sell-out hit OLD MONEY, which ran at Hampstead Theatre main stage in 2012 and starred Maureen Lipman."

Her stage plays include the sell-out hit OLD MONEY (Hampstead Theatre, 2012) starring Maureen Lipman.