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Lost two, regained one: tough weekend for bi TV

Two TV shows with bi characters got cancelled this weekend – provoking a chorus of disapproval on twitter. In a peculiar twist, they’re both cop shows. Lucifer got pulled after three seasons, while Brooklyn Nine Nine¬†was handed its notice after nine. In the same batch of news about television contract renewals the bi-heavy Gotham was confirmed for a fifth but […]

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BBC dramatises Thorpe saga

A Very English Scandal - still c BBC and Blueprint Television Ltd

The story of Jeremy Thorpe, a bisexual man who became leader of the Liberal Party from 1967 to 1976, will be told in a three-part BBC drama later this month. Thorpe had relationships with both men and women – but at a time of much wider social homophobia and biphobia, and with his early experiences of sex with men coming […]

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50 Years: The BBC Monologues

BBC / Richard Ansett

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act the BBC are broadcasting a series of eight monologues, telling the stories of fictional characters all set in the same pub. The stories told in Queers range across time from before the 1967 Act to the modern day, with actors including Alan Cumming, Gemma Whelan, Rebecca Front and Russell Tovey. […]

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The Queerly Mundane

Photo BBC/7Wonder Productions/Simon Weekes

As part of their programming to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act the BBC have a two-hour long show telling LGBTQ stories reflected through everyday objects. The show, split into two hour-long sections, is called Prejudice and Pride: The People’s History of LGBTQ Britain and presented by Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman. Objects range from a […]

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Coming Out on the BBC

BBC3 Series I’m Coming Out looks at bi experience this week with “Owen’s Story”. The BBC say: 19-year-old Owen has struggled with his sexuality throughout his teens. But now he has moved away from home, he is ready to come out as bisexual to his parents – and he’s going to film it. For years Owen knew he was into […]

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