A 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:
 Stuart Jones (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Vince Tyler (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
 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 (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alison Burrows ...
 Sandra Docherty (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Janice Maloney (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Carla Henry ...
 Donna Clarke (8 episodes, 1999)
Caroline Pegg ...
 Rosalie Cotter (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alfie Robinson ...
 Baby Alfred (8 episodes, 1999)
 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)
 Cameron Roberts (5 episodes, 1999)


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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23 February 1999 (UK)  »

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A follow-up, spin-off series ("Misfits") was initially commissioned by Channel 4 due to the show's success. It would have followed the characters of Hazel, Alexander and Bernard from the original series, while introducing new characters. Although Russell T. Davies developed draft scripts for four episodes and storylines for a further 22, the series was cancelled before it went into production. See more »


Hazel Tyler: [on phone] Oh, and get some Weetabix
Vince Tyler: Thought your breakfast was twenty Bensons.
Hazel Tyler: It's for little Lord Fauntleroy.
Vince Tyler: I'm not shopping for him! What else does he want? Angel Delight? Party Rings? Nappies?
Hazel Tyler: And give me the big box of Surg, I've got double the laundry. It's all bed sheets, I'd forgotten how much teenage boys masturbate.
Vince Tyler: Mum!
Hazel Tyler: Stiff as a board!
Bernard: Hazel, don't wash 'em, I'll have 'em!
Hazel Tyler: Bernie said don't wash 'em, he'll have 'em
Vince Tyler: It's like an 0898 number!
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Followed by Queer as Folk: Episode #2.1 (2000) See more »

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Engrossing drama and hilarious comedy combined
8 February 2000 | by (Arcadia, California) – See all my reviews

I am a straight woman who was fortunate enough to see "Queer as Folk" at the Los Angeles Outfest. I found it absolutely the best television series I've ever seen, on a par with HBO's "Oz," only more explicit and weaving comedy into the mix. The characters are painstakingly developed, and will capture your interest immediately. We all know a Stuart (arrogant sex freak hiding inner doubts and insecurities), a Vince (sweet, self-effacing, afraid to ask for what he wants), and a Nathan (15, impossibly romantic and willful). Though these are the main players, there are also wonderful supporting roles, including Nathan's concerned and sympathetic mother, his best school chum (wise-beyond-her-years "fag-hag" Donna), and Keith's irrepressible parents. The heady excitement of clubbing is captured perfectly; it made me itch to go to discos again! The production is altogether a class act. It's a shame that we here in the States are so under the thumb of the "family values" hypocrites that we may never get a series of this quality. Call your friends in England for a copy of the video, go to your local gay/lesbian center, do whatever you have to do to see this.

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