South (1959)

11/24/1959 (GB) Drama 1h 20m
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Peter Wyngarde stars in Britain’s earliest surviving gay TV drama.


The earliest surviving gay-themed British TV drama, South stars Peter Wyngarde as Lt Jan Wicziewsky, who visits a southern plantation as the American Civil War looms. The arrival of Eric MacClure (Gould) forces Wicziewsky to face up to his darkest secret: his love for another man. Barely two years after the Wolfenden Report, homosexuality was still taboo – making Wyngarde’s impassioned performance all the more extraordinary.

  1. Mario Prizek


  2. Julian Green


Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter Wyngarde

    Peter Wyngarde

    Lt Jan Wicziewsky

  2. Graydon Gould

    Graydon Gould

    Eric MacClure

  3. Alan Gifford

    Alan Gifford


  4. John Harrison

    Uncle John

  5. Helena Hughes


  6. Karl Lanchbury

    Karl Lanchbury


  7. Karal Gardner


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Original Language English

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