BBC Four broadcast details announced for compelling on-screen drama Adam


13 Apr 2021

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Adam Kashmiry and Yasmin Al Khudhairi seated on the sofa

Having premiered on BBC Scotland in March 2021, the acclaimed theatrical on-screen drama Adam will be broadcast on BBC Four on Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 11pm as part of the BBC Arts Lights Up season.

Inspired by the life of Adam Kashmiry, Adam tells the remarkable story of a young trans man and his struggle across genders and borders to be himself. Originally an award-winning National Theatre of Scotland stage play, Adam has been reinvented as a compelling, on-screen drama with Adam Kashmiry performing as himself in the title role.

Written by playwright and dramaturg Frances Poet and directed by Cora Bissett and Louise Lockwood the hour-long drama focuses on Adam’s isolating experiences in a Glasgow flat while awaiting a decision on his asylum claim.

The on-screen adaptation is produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and Hopscotch Films and commissioned by BBC Scotland and BBC Arts. Adam is currently available to view now on BBC iPlayer.

Further information about Adam can be found here.