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BBC COMMISSIONS MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT



In his first screen drama, best-selling British novelist Patrick Gale tells two gay love stories, 60 years apart - stories linked by family, and by a painting that holds a secret that echoes down the generations.

Man In An Orange Shirt is a two-part drama produced by Kudos for BBC One.

Writer Patrick Gale says: "Man In An Orange Shirt is the most exciting screen project I’ve worked on to date. I don’t want to give too much away but after much experimenting, we’ve ended up with two hour-long films - one depicting a love story made impossible by pressures from society, one a love story nearly derailed by the long-term fallout from the 1940s story.

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