Preview – John Curry: the Ice King

John Curry
Picture Shows: John Curry. Image Credit: BBC/New Black Films/Christie Jenkins.

If all this hot weather is bothering you, watching something cold like this Storyville documentary might help cool you down.

John Curry is remembered as the man who won Britain’s first ever figure skating gold medal in the Winter Olympics back in 1976. However, his life was blighted by many personal tragedies – in the same year he won Olympic gold he was outed as gay by the German press; he suffered from depression, debt, and died of an Aids-related heart-attack at the age of 44. This programme looks back at his careers through his personal letters and amateur-footage.

John Curry: the Ice King is on BBC Four at 22.00.