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BBC3 series explores queer culture in Britain

BBC3 has announced a new series, presented by YouTuber and journalist Riyadh Khalaf. The six-part weekly series, Queer Britain, aims to get under the skin of queer culture and shine a light on ...
April 11, 2017

BBC3 has announced a new series, presented by YouTuber and journalist Riyadh Khalaf.

The six-part weekly series, Queer Britain, aims to get under the skin of queer culture and shine a light on the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

Riyadh — who has a Middle Eastern and Irish heritage — uses his personal experiences to explore issues affecting many 16-to-35 year-old LGBTQ+ people across the UK.

Each episode will explore a different topic, such as the search for the perfect body, homelessness and racism.

“This is an exciting series that offers a distinctive, contemporary and colorful look at what it means to be young and queer in Britain today. Launching a formidable new talent in Riyadh, a diverse and young team behind the camera, plus brilliant short-form for social around each episode, I’m sure it will have real impact with audiences and the wider community,” said Max Gogarty, executive producer for BBC3, in a statement.

Queer Britain starts Sunday 7 May, airing on BBC Three’s iPlayer and YouTube channels.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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