Queer as Folk (1999–2000)

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Controversial Drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, and also 15 year old Nathan who is in love with Stuart

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Series cast summary:
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 Stuart Jones (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Craig Kelly ...
 Vince Tyler (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Nathan Maloney (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Denise Black ...
 Hazel Tyler (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Andy Devine ...
 Bernard Thomas / ... (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Esther Hall ...
 Romey Sullivan (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Caroline O'Neill ...
 Janice Maloney (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Carla Henry ...
 Donna Clarke (8 episodes, 1999)
Caroline Pegg ...
 Rosalie Cotter (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alison Burrows ...
 Sandra Docherty (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alfie Robinson ...
 Baby Alfred (8 episodes, 1999)
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 Alexander Perry (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Saira Todd ...
 Lisa Levene (7 episodes, 1999)
Ben Maguire ...
 Christian Hobbs (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Juley McCann ...
 Siobhan Potter (6 episodes, 1999)
Sarah Jones ...
 Suzie Smith (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Cameron Roberts (5 episodes, 1999)
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Two gay friends, Vince and Stuart, live on a cocktail of sex, drugs and clubbing. They are both 29, and Stuart is the type of guy who cops off every time he goes out. One night, he spots 15-year-old Nathan, and brings him back to his apartment where they make love. Now, Nathan is still after Stuart, but Stuart just thinks of Nathan as one in a long line of one night stands. Written by Anonymous

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Episodes 5 and 6 were originally to have been written by another writer. However when early drafts proved unsatisfactory, the writer was fired and 'Russell T Davies' elected to write the entire series himself. As a result of this, episodes 5 and 6 were written after episode 7 (but before episode 8) and were somewhat lacking in plot. Davies has never revealed which writer let them down. See more »

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Vince: And I can't be the best shag he's ever had. He's Australian!
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Hard hitting, funny, emotional and erotic gay drama.
13 March 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

When I first heard of the planned screening of this series I thought it was going to be another in a long line of angst ridden gay dramas . But I couldn't have been further from the truth! Queer as Folk has everything a good drama needs: love, sex, betrayal, drugs, comedy, life and death. Throw in the first time underage sex has been portrayed somewhat graphically on TV, and Queer As Folk is what you get.

This series doesn't moralise-in-your-face on the characters actions.

The focus is on three gay guys living in Manchester. Vince (29), lovable, steady and reliable with a secret passion for Stuart (29), his wealthy, arrogant and bed-hopping best mate. Into their lives walks Nathan, a 15 yr-old schoolboy taking his first steps into life as a gay man. However, Nathan though naive, is no shrinking violet - he knows what he wants and plans on getting it. The acting is superb, along with the camerawork and direction. All in all, this is a TV series that should be compulsive viewing for everyone that sees it.


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