Richard Gadd to star in BBC docu-drama Against the Law

Richard Gadd

Richard is to make his major TV debut, starring in a BBC Two docu-drama about one of the most famous homosexuality cases in British legal history.  

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner is playing Eddie McNally, who turned Queen’s evidence against his lover – gay Daily Mail journalist Peter Wildeblood – in one of the most explosive court cases of the 1950s.  The trial led to the imprisonment of Wildeblood, Lord Montagu and landowner Michael Pitt-Rivers, but also started a backlash against the laws against homosexuality, which were eventually repealed in 1967.The cast also includes Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss.  Made by BBC Studios, Against the Law will broadcast on BBC Two later in the year.

 

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