The new BBC podcast Blood on the Dance Floor is about the “untold story of the murder of a gay police officer in Northern Ireland in 1997”.
It tells the story of Darren Bradshaw, a gay police officer who was shot dead at only 24 years old by the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA).Wanting to bring attention to the unsolved murder of a gay man, the podcast aims to “piece together for the first time how Darren was killed that night and why”, as well as uncover “stories of bigotry, bravery and betrayal”.
Listened to the full series of @JordanDunbar10’s ‘Blood on the Dancefloor’ podcast yesterday. Very moving, incredible production & an insane soundtrack (how do the bbc get away with that?) – Also, is there a playlist somewhere?!Highly recommend it… https://t.co/qTkTeV3XlZ— Catboy – Radio Bloke (@Catboy92) May 9, 2023Travelling back in time, presenter Jordan Dunbar takes a closer look at Belfast, the city he grew up in.
It is where he performed as both comedian and drag queen and where, in 1997, the murder of Darren Bradshaw took place. Noting that the life and death of Darren Bradshaw were “never talked about” in his social circle, the presenter sets the scene for the podcast in “not just any part of Belfast, but gay Belfast [of 1997].