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1987. Television: Channel Four ‘The Corner House’ — 6 Comments

  1. I found this page by searching for The Corner House, which just popped into my head as I was reminiscing about my childhood. I was 13 when it was on, a time at which I watched Channel 4 obsessively because it was such a change from the other channels which I found boring. At that time I had absolutely no interest in politics or any kind of “issues,” including gay issues, and was (and still am) unashamedly heterosexual, but for some reason I found this show hilarious taken at face value as a sitcom. Just thought I’d put that out there as a matter of public record – that at least one person thought it was good!

    • Thanks Jason. I guess comedy is just one of those personal things; what leaves some people in stitches leaves other people cold. But, in this case, I think it’s safe to say The Corner House is unlikely to be released on DVD!

      • Well I hope you are wrong and one day they do release it on DVD or on utube I remember it well and I loved it even thou there were only six episodes made.

        • Thanks Paul. It’s good to get see that the series did have its fans. I certainly think its an important programme from a queer history perspective and on that basis alone should be made available somewhere. Quite who would do that, though, is hard to say. Since one of the writers was clearly unhappy with it I’m guessing he wouldn’t be keen on pushing it. I wonder who would be likely to have a copy?

    • Sadly -like to so many other queer things produced at that time – their importance wasn’t fully recognised at the time so they weren’t kept. Having said that, if anyone does know of a source of such programmes, I’d be happy to hear from you. Colin

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