Synopsis

In 1952 journalist Peter Wildeblood, at a time when same-sex was against the law, picks up RAF corporal Eddie McNally, thus starting a love affair, usually carried out by way of letters. Peter introduces him to Edward, Lord Montagu and the earl’s cousin Michael Pitt-Rivers however Peter’s love letters to Eddie result in his arrest and, together with Montagu and Michael he’s placed on trial . McNally and Johnny Reynolds, one other younger homosexual from their circle, are granted immunity in the event that they testify for the prosecution and the three defendants are all jailed. In jail Peter hears concerning the Wolfenden committee which, partly in response to public sympathy for the tough therapy of homosexual males, is looking for to alter the legislation and, on launch, bravely and overtly offers the committee proof and recommendation. Nonetheless it will likely be a decade earlier than homosexuality is decriminalized. As with Channel four’s therapy of the identical case in 2007, ‘A Very British Intercourse Scandal’, the drama is intercut with interviews with aged homosexual males, who, …

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