When will ‘Man in an Orange Shirt’ air on PBS in the US?

The BBC’s recent acclaimed mini-series Man in an Orange Shirt will be shown in the US next year, PBS has confirmed.

Written by best-selling British novelist Patrick Gale, the drama tells two love stories, set 60 years apart – stories linked by family, and by a painting that holds a secret that echoes down the generations.

Man in an Orange Shirt aired in two parts in the UK earlier this summer and will air as a single two-hour film in June 2018 on Masterpiece on PBS as part of Gay Pride Month.

Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave stars as a grandmother struggling with her relationship with her gay grandson.

The cast also includes The Paradise star Joanna Vanderham and Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael, alongside Oliver Jackson-Cohen, David Gyasi, James McArdle, Julian Morris and Julian Sands.

The official synopsis reads: “Charting the challenges and huge changes to gay lives from the Second World War to the present, the two-hour film explores a forbidden relationship made impossible by illegality and societal pressure and contrasts it with present day romance which, while the external constraints have fallen away, is a minefield of internalized issues and temptations.”