Against the Law
"Work like this doesn't come along every day. Against the Law stands as a brilliant, important, must-see piece."
Daniel Mays stars in this powerful dramatisation of the Montagu Trial – one of the most sensational and controversial court cases of the 1950s and the catalyst for a campaign that paved the way for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain.
Against the Law follows the affair between celebrated Fleet Street journalist Peter Wildeblood and serviceman Eddy McNally – the exposure of which led to public vilification and prison sentences for Wildeblood and his friends Michael Pitt-Rivers and Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. Enduring a year-long incarceration in which he was encouraged to undergo aversion therapy to alter his sexual orientation, Wildeblood emerged with a determination to challenge the draconian laws that shattered the lives of generations of gay men.
Also starring Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss and scripted by BAFTA-nominated Brian Fillis, this film is based on Wildeblood's bestselling autobiography and features moving interviews with gay men who recall their own experiences during the 1950s.
- Number of Discs
- 2.35:1 / Colour
- Stereo / English
- 2 / PAL
- 83 mins