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Did you Liam Neeson's mother-in-law stars in Man in an Orange Shirt? find out more facts about the show airing on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) and on DStv Now at 21:00.

On Monday 4 September on M-Net 101 (DStv Channel 101) and on DStv Now at 21:00, DStv brings you the moving story of forbidden love between Michael Berryman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) and Thomas March (James McArdle) who’s love blossoms during the horrors of World War II. While Adam and Steve face equally challenging obstacles in the present day.

We look at facts about the show written by Patrick Gale for the BBC’s Gay Britannia season which commemorated the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967.

The Author

Novelist Patrick Gale’s father was involved in a gay relationship whilst married to his mother. The discovery inspired Gale to write Man in an Orange Shirt.

African heritage

Julian Morris’ mother is from Zimbabwe while his father Glen Morris is South African. Julian Morris plays Adam Berryman who falls in love with Steve (David Gyasi).

Mother-in-law to Taken’s leading man

Vanessa Redgrave who plays Flora Berryman, is the mother-in-law of Liam Neeson.

Tune in for Man in an Orange Shirt on Monday 4 September on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) and on DStv Now at 21:00.