Positive

BY ARROW PICTURES
RELEASED: 2021
RUNTIME: 60 min
EPISODES: 3
KEY PERSONNEL: John Smithson, Lucie Ridout
BROADCASTER: Sky
CATEGORY: Documentary, Series

Arrow Pictures' first commission for Sky marks Britain’s 40-year struggle with HIV/AIDS, told by the key players who confronted this terrifying disease

Produced by the award-winning team at Arrow Pictures, Positive marks Britain’s 40-year struggle with HIV/AIDS. Told by the key players who confronted this terrifying disease, Positive is the definitive and ultimately uplifting story of the disease that changed Britain.

Across three episodes, Positive tells the story of the arrival of HIV/AIDS in Britain through interviews with some of the earliest HIV patients and real-life heroes, including healthcare workers and activists on the front line, working tirelessly to conquer the disease. It also includes brilliant and rarely-seen archival footage.

The story of HIV/AIDS permeates key moments in the recent history of our country – from the turbulence of the miners’ strike to the long battle for same sex marriage. Through Positive, audiences will witness the making of modern Britain.

Positive is a Sky Original commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual. John Smithson is the Creative Director for Arrow Pictures.