Christopher’s drama project for BBC Radio 4. The National Lesbian and Gay Survey was set up by Kenneth Barrow in the mid 1980s to record the experiences of ordinary people living under the shadow of oppression such as Section 28 and the AIDS crisis.
In the early 1990s Christopher Green was Ken’s buddy, in a scheme organised by the Terrence Higgins Trust. This five part drama, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November, brings contributions from the Archive to life, alongside the story of Chris being with Ken in the last few months of his life.
This is such recent social history but life is so different now. This important work for radio – part of the BBC’s Writing the Century strand – questions how much we have caught up with the rapid social change, where liberation is at now, and the dignity of ordinary lived experience, within the context of the very real human relationship at its centre.