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Two separate yet entwined stories show the challenges to happiness for Michael and Thomas in the aftermath of World War 2 in time when such love was forbidden and dangerous and to Adam and Steve in the present day.

Director:

Michael Samuels

Writer:

Patrick Gale
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Morris ... Adam Berryman
Vanessa Redgrave ... Flora Berryman
Joanna Vanderham ... Flora Talbot
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Michael Berryman
James Godden James Godden ... Private Begley
Tommy Bastow ... Private Bates
James McArdle ... Thomas March
Andrew Havill ... Major Fanshawe
Ben Barker Ben Barker ... Travis
Oliver Finnegan Oliver Finnegan ... Wykeham
William Hoyland William Hoyland ... Headmaster
Adrian Schiller ... Lucien
Laura Carmichael ... Daphne
Paul Clayton Paul Clayton ... Registrar
Elizabeth Edmonds ... Midwife
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Storyline

Featuring a cast including Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, Man in an Orange Shirt charts the challenges and huge changes to gay lives from the Second World War to the present: In 1944, British Army Captain Michael Berryman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) meets war artist Thomas March (James McArdle) in Southern Italy while chaos reigns all around them. Despite having a young fiance, Flora (Joanna Vanderham), waiting at home for him, straight-laced Michael finds himself falling for Thomas' bohemian charms. In 2017, an aging Flora (Redgrave) looks on as her grandson, Adam (Julian Morris), tentatively forms a relationship with his client Steve (David Gyasi) in a more accepting world. But while the external obstacles have fallen away, a minefield of internalized issues and dangerous temptations still line the road to happiness. Written by JimSATX478

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2017 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This is the second time that Vanessa Redgrave and Joanna Vanderham have played older and younger versions of the same character; the first time was in The Go-Between (2015). See more »

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