FIRST LOOK IMAGES: BBC FACTUAL DRAMA THEN BARBARA MET ALAN

Due to air in 2022, factual drama Then Barbara Met Alan tells the remarkable true story of the people behind an irrepressible campaign of direct action that lead to significant gains in the battle for disabled civil rights in Britain.



The first-look images show Bafta-nominated Ruth Madeley as Barbara Lisicki and Arthur Hughes as Alan Holdsworth, as well as some of the wider cast during a demonstration scene.




Written by multiple Bafta-winner Jack Thorne and award-winning actor-turned-writer Genevieve Barr, Then Barbara Met Alan tells the story through the eyes of Barbara Lisicki (Ruth Madeley) and Alan Holdsworth (newcomer Arthur Hughes).




They're two disabled cabaret performers who met at a gig in 1989 and would go on to become the driving force behind DAN - the Direct Action Network, whose fearless and coordinated protests pushed the campaign for disabled rights into the spotlight.



The factual drama was previously announced with the working title Independence Day? How Disabled Rights Were Won.