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16.01.02

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Big Brother’s Anna Nolan gets her very own BBC series

Anna Nolan, the lesbian ex nun from the first Big Brother, has been given her very own documentary series: Anna In Wonderland (6x30’) on BBC CHOICE. In her first solo presenting job, Anna travels around the world visiting weird and wonderful people in a cross between Whicker’s World and Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends style series of documentaries.

In the first programme Anna joins the female rock band and sex commune that is Rock Bitch. Rock Bitch are based in east London and see their aim in life is to make people more sexually aware. Not only does she have a slightly uneasy night in the bands dormitory she actually takes part in one of their gigs. Looking just the part in a black leather corset, Anna strums away at her guitar while the rest of the band carry out more unconventional dance moves! The night is drawn to a close with the ‘Golden Condom Award.’ The condom is thrown into the audience and the lucky winner gets, what sounds like, a very strenuous romp with Rock Bitch back stage.

In Gay Conversion Anna meets a group of Christians in the States that swear on the Bible that they can straighten gays out. Richard, who was gay for many years and now claims to be "cured", gives Anna a dose of his therapy, Anna is told to let out the repressed anger that is inside her by hitting a pillow with a tennis racket and shouting Mum. Needless to say, the therapy was not successful.

Anna also meets characters such as the Furries, a group of people in the USA who believe that they have an animal inside them. Bear and Wabbit explain that ‘yiffing’ is their word for petting and sex and ask Anna to join them in a group ‘yiff’ otherwise known as a ‘fur pile.’

In the USA, Anna takes a look at the world of female wrestling and in Melbourne, where prostitution is legal, Anna hooks up with some male prostitutes and their long suffering girlfriends. Back in the UK, in Psychics, Terri who specialises in ‘Clairvoyant Dating’ describes the man that will sweep Anna off her feet, failing to unearth that she is gay.

Anna In Wonderland is a BBC Factual Production for BBC Choice, starting 22 March @ 9.30pm


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