BBC Four acquires drama, ‘Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves’, to mark World Aids Day

BBC Four to show poignant love story Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves.

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BBC Four has acquired 3-part award-winning drama, Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves, to mark World Aids Day, about love in the shadow of AIDS, set in Stockholm in the 1980s.

When Rasmus and Benjamin meet at a party they fall instantly and deeply in love. For a short time their happiness continues until suddenly young men start to get sick, fade away and die. AIDS has come to Stockholm and nothing will ever be the same.

Acquired for BBC Four by BBC’s Head of Acquisitions, Sue Deeks, who says: “This is a beautifully realised drama about the early years of the AIDS epidemic which has a poignant and affecting love story at its heart – we are so pleased to be able to bring it to BBC Four viewers.”

Set in Sweden, and written by renowned author Jonas Gardell, after his series of books with the same title, the series was a huge public and critical success when aired and it recently won the Kristallen (Swedish Emmy) for Best Television Drama.

It is directed by Simon Kaijser and is an in-house SVT production with Maria Nordenberg as executive producer.

Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves will air later this year on BBC Four to mark World Aids Day.