As part of the BBC’s season ‘Gay Britannia’, this BBC iPlayer exclusive documentary held a mirror up to football’s ugly face of homophobia.
There are over 2,000 professional footballers in the English game today – yet, apparently, not one is gay. Why?
Amateur LGBT team ‘The London Titans’ and their newest recruit Tom – who quit playing football after homophobic abuse – tackled this ugly issue disfiguring our beautiful game.
They did battle on the pitch against a ‘lads’ team as they revealed their own personal stories and explored why our ‘banter’ culture fuels ignorance towards homosexuality.
400,000 views on iPlayer
90,0000 views on Facebook
20 minute visual documentary
60 minute radio documentary
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“Excellent programme. Beautiful shots. Nice story arc. Great to have it on our channel.”
Ben Cooper, Controller, BBC Radio 1
Joseph Murphy – Assistant Producer & Researcher
Sarah Kendal – Assistant Producer, Researcher & Casting
Alfredo de Juan – Director of photography
Garry Brown – Assistant Editor
Clémentine Bartaud – Editor
Dorothy Allen-Pickard – Producer & Assistant Director
Victoria Fiore – Director
Ben Taylor – Executive Producer