BBC "Gay Britannia" by BBC Creative

The BBC is marking 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act began the process of decriminalising homosexuality with a series of programmes, Gay Britannia.

This trailer brings home the reality of life for gay men before 1967 – and in some cases, since then - by imagining a straight couple being arrested after a harmless kiss in a public place. It was created and directed by Adam Butcher and Albion Gray for BBC Creative.

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