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Man in an Orange Shirt

Man in an Orange Shirt

  • Premiered: 
    July 31, 2017
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  • Network: BBC2
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Patrick Gale 
  • Subject Matter: Period
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Plot Synopsis

In MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT, bestselling British novelist Patrick Gale tells two love stories, 60 years apart -- stories linked by family and a painting, with a secret that echoes down the generations. It is 1944, and in the chaos of war British Army Captain Michael Berryman meets the artist Thomas March in Southern Italy. Despite the fact he has a young fiance Flora waiting for him back at home, straight-laced Michael finds himself falling for Thomas' bohemian charms. When the war ends they steal some time away at Michael's secluded cottage, where they briefly experience life as a couple and Thomas paints Michael's portrait, 'Man In An Orange Shirt'. Against Thomas' protestations, Michael then returns to the very different life in London he left before the war - back to Flora, marriage, and their plans to start a family. Thomas returns to the relative freedom of Soho where, at great personal risk, he can live the life of a gay man. Will their old lives be enough to satisfy Michael and Thomas in the wake of what they had before? Or can they find a way for their love to survive against the pressures of conventional marriage, 1940s society, and the law? And what about Flora, now a mother -- how far will she go to hold her new family together? MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT had its U.S. premiere on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Kudos Film and Television