Saturday 28 June 1997
"It's a sort of secret history really," says Bourne. "When I was growing up in the Seventies, I was aware of our contribution and of an awareness on TV. But it was mainly images like Larry Grayson, or social victims... and lesbians weren't seen at all."
Opening the season will be a celebration of the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin, including screenings of several interviews given for British TV. Other highlights include homages to influential divas of 1960s pop (below)- Shirley Bassey et al - and screenings of the Granada Television drama-documentaries based on the trials of Oscar Wilde and Sir Roger Casement.
On 15 July, Rose Collis, who recently published a biography of Nancy Spain, will be discussing her book - A Trouser-Wearing Character - and introducing rarely seen footage of one of the first TV panel game personalities. Described by the News of the World in 1961 as "gay", "provocative" and "going places", Spain managed to be both a "visible" gay and a household name.
Within the media, homosexuality was then the "love that dare not speak its name". "Of course, things are different now," says Bourne, "even though there are limits on gay portrayal in TV. The brief I set myself was to look back at some of the earlier work that was very progressive and very rarely seen... except on the South Bank in July".
Tuesdays throughout July at 7.30pm, Museum Cinema, NFT, London SE1 (0171- 928 3232)
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- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 4 Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
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Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
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The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
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