Friday, 8 September 2017

Competition: Win Against The Law on DVD

Against The Law is out on DVD on September 11th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
Broadcast as part of BBC 2’s Gay Britannia season that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, Against The Law is a powerfully emotive factual drama of the court case that led to a review of laws regarding to homosexuality.

Set in the 1950s, journalist Peter Wildeblood (Daniel Mays) meets RAF corporal Peter McNally (Richard Gadd)  and they begin a love affair at a time when being  gay is against the law.  This lead to to Wildeblood being arrested and put on trial alongside his two friends Lord Montagu and Michael Pitte-Rivers to be given a prison sentence.  Determined to set an example, he’s given a jail sentence but is also started a change in public opinion.  His release coincides with the setting up of the Wolfenden commission set up to consider amending existing laws ion homosexuality. His testimony contributed to the eventual change in the law in 1967.

The addition of eyewitness accounts from gay men offering poignant reminders of the emotional, mental challenges as well as continual abuse and hostility that homosexuals experienced before 1967. The film’s director Fergus O’Brien has established a reputation for documentary TV work including Benefit Busters, Inside Harley Street and The Armstrongs. Based on Peter Wildeblood’s best-selling autobiography of the same name, it’s been adapted by Brian Fillis (An Englishman In New York, and BAFTA-nominated Fear Of Fanny). Against The Law assembles an impressive cast including BAFTA-nominated Daniel Mays (Rogue One; Line Of Duty; Ashes To Ashes), Charlie Creed Miles (Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street), and Mark Gatiss (League of Gentlemen; Doctor Who. Sherlock), alongside TV newcomers Richard Gadd and Josh Collins.

Check out the release on Amazon by clicking the link below: (Opens in a new window)


COMPETITION CLOSED





Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 18-09-17
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.