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The Aids Generation

Recalling the gay culture of Thatcher's Britain.

At the same time that Aids was incubating, a whole generation was coming out to the world and announcing it was gay.

But for many, their time was running out as the spectre of Aids became a deadly, daily reality.

All over the country, ordinary people's lives were cut short, leaving families and partners bewildered and destroyed.

Survivors describe the feelings and emotions when reality dawned.

The programme asks if the gay community protected their own or shunned them and looks at the social backlash when a victim started to show signs of the illness.

It explores how the music and entertainment business, the media and politicians played their part and asks if Aids was used as a political and religious tool.

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The Aids Generation

Recalling the gay culture of Thatcher's Britain.

At the same time that Aids was incubating, a whole generation was coming out to the world and announcing it was gay.

But for many, their time was running out as the spectre of Aids became a deadly, daily reality.

All over the country, ordinary people's lives were cut short, leaving families and partners bewildered and destroyed.

Survivors describe the feelings and emotions when reality dawned.

The programme asks if the gay community protected their own or shunned them and looks at the social backlash when a victim started to show signs of the illness.

It explores how the music and entertainment business, the media and politicians played their part and asks if Aids was used as a political and religious tool.

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