Consenting Adults (2007 film)

Consenting Adults is a 2007 BBC Four television dramatisation of the events of the Wolfenden committee, whose report led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain. Set in the 1950s, the film depicts social attitudes towards homosexuality in Britain at that time, largely focusing on the committee's chair, John Wolfenden, and his own homosexual son Jeremy.

Consenting Adults
Written byJulian Mitchell
Directed byRichard Curson Smith
StarringCharles Dance
Sean Biggerstaff
Samantha Bond
Mel Smith
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Running time75 minutes
Original networkBBC Four
Original release5 September 2007 (2007-09-05)

The film was commissioned as part of a season of programming marking the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. Similar legislation came into force in Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1981 and 1982 respectively.



The film was nominated for BAFTA Scotland’s Best Drama Award on 18 November 2007, and Sean Biggerstaff won BAFTA Scotland's Award for Best Actor (Television).

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