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LGBT+ campaigners called on Thursday for a public enquiry into why prosecutions for hate-crime had plunged in Britain, despite a doubling of homophobic incidents in the past five years. The number of hate-crimes in Britain against the LGBT+ community grew by more than 130% between 2014-15 and 2018-19, according to a Freedom of Information request […]
The Young Offenders Christmas Special, filmed in Cork in October, is a Vico Films standalone special made for the BBC, in association with RTÉ. Peter Foott is the writer, director, and executive producer on the show, and Martina Niland (Once, Sing Street) produced. The Christmas Special can be seen in December and follows on from […]
Conor & Jock to return as BBC Three orders more from The Young Offenders Originally a feature film in 2016, The Young Offenders has just started a six part series on BBC Three and today the channel and BBC Comedy have announced that it has commissioned a further six episodes of the Irish comedy from […]
The six part TV comedy series of The Young Offenders began filming in Cork yesterday. Commissioned by BBC Comedy for BBC Three, in association with RTÉ, the TV series comes from producers, Vico Films. Written, directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Peter Foott, the comedy series will film for eight weeks at locations across Cork […]
Well-known radio presenters Iain Lee and Justin Dealey (both of them straight men) from BBC Three Counties Radio took to the streets of Luton recently to see if they would come across homophobia when they held hands, presenting to be a gay couple for an afternoon. The results may not be surprising, but the two […]
In light of the recent events taking place between Israel and Gaza, an interesting documentary by the BBC World Service may now be more relevant than ever when it comes to the debate surrounding Israel’s promotion of LGBT rights and accusations by its critics of ‘pinkwashing’.
Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato, who is performing on the BBC proms this evening, has dedicated her rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ to LGBT people who live in countries with anti-gay regimes, citing Russia’s recent anti-gay legislation. The American opera singer wrote on her blog last Thursday (September 5) about her decision to dedicate the song, […]