Tuesday, 3 July 2018

First Interracial Kisses on British TV

Hot Summer Night

Hot Summer Night

This play by Ted Willis premiered on the stage in November 1958. A few months later ABC (Associated British Corporation), an ITV franchise which broadcast to the Midlands and North of England on the weekends, adapted it for Armchair Theatre. Starring Lloyd Reckord and Andrée Melly, it aired on Feb 1st 1959.



You In Your Small Corner

You In Your Small Corner

Granada, another ITV franchise, adapted this play by Barry Reckord for Play of the Week. It aired on June 5th 1962 and again starred Barry’s brother Lloyd, alongside Elizabeth MacLennan.



Emergency Ward 10

Emergency Ward 10

The popular medical soap aired a kiss between surgeon Louise Mahler (Joan Hooley) and Dr. Giles Farmer (John White) in July 1964. This one resulted in lots of press interest and complaints, with Joan’s character being written out not long after.


A/N: repost from my now defunct Tumblr blog.
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