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Russell T. Davies


Often described as a genius, Russell T. Davies is one of the leading British television writers of his generation, who specializes in emotional dramas, frequently with gay and sex-related adult themes. He was born in Swansea, Wales (UK) in 1963. After initially taking a BBC Television director's course in the 1980s, he briefly moved in front of ... See full bio »

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Doctor Who Writer
(2005-2023)
Torchwood Writer
(2006-2011)
It's a Sin Writer
(2021)

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  Doctor Who (TV Series) (1 episode) (written by - 32 episodes, 2005 - 2023) (characters: "Ood" - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2021) (characters created by: "Ood" - 1 episode, 2021) (Judoon created by - 1 episode, 2020) ("Judoon" & "Captain Jack" created by - 1 episode, 2020) ("Ood" created by - 1 episode, 2015) ("Judoon" "Ood" & "Sycorax" created by - 1 episode, 2015) (characters: "Ood" and "Judoon" - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #14.1 (2023) ... (written by)
- Flux: Chapter Six - The Vanquishers (2021) ... (characters created by: "Ood")
- Flux: Chapter Five - Survivors of the Flux (2021) ... (characters: "Ood")
- The Timeless Children (2020) ... (Judoon created by - as Russell T Davies)
- Fugitive of the Judoon (2020) ... ("Judoon" & "Captain Jack" created by - as Russell T Davies)
 2022 Nolly (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes) (announced)
- Episode #1.3 (2022)
- Episode #1.2 (2022)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
 2022 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (based on the series by - 8 episodes)
- Sacrilege (2022) ... (based on the series by)
- Problemática (2022) ... (based on the series by)
- Pretend You're Someone Else (2022) ... (based on the series by)
- Choke (2022) ... (based on the series by)
- #F*ckDisabledPeople (2022) ... (based on the series by)
 2021 It's a Sin (TV Mini Series) (creator - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (creator)
 2020 Farewell, Sarah Jane (Video short) (written by)
  The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series) (1 episode, 2020) (creator - 47 episodes, 2007 - 2010) (created by - 7 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (written by - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2010)
- The Man Who Never Was: Part 2 (2011) ... (creator)
- The Man Who Never Was: Part 1 (2011) ... (creator)
- The Curse of Clyde Langer: Part 2 (2011) ... (creator)
- The Curse of Clyde Langer: Part 1 (2011) ... (creator)
 2019 Years and Years (TV Mini Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... (written by)
 2018 A Very English Scandal (TV Mini Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (written by)
 2016/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie) (adaptation)
  Banana (TV Mini Series) (created by - 5 episodes, 2015) (written by - 3 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (creator)
 2015 Cucumber (TV Mini Series) (written by - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (written by)
 2015 Tofu (TV Series documentary short) (created by - 8 episodes)
- Filthy, Dirty Sex (2015) ... (creator)
- Instasex (2015) ... (creator)
- Queer as Fuck (2015) ... (creator)
- Teenage Lust (2015) ... (creator)
- Coming Out (2015) ... (creator)
 2013-2014 Old Jack's Boat (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Shooting Stars (2014) ... (written by)
- The Christmas Quest (2013) ... (written by)
- Grandpa Pops (2013) ... (written by)
- The Moon Maiden (2013) ... (written by)
  Wizards vs. Aliens (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (written by - 2 episodes, 2013)
- All Out War, Part Two (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- All Out War, Part One (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Endless Night: Part 2 (2013) ... (creator)
- Endless Night, Part One (2013) ... (creator)
- The Thirteenth Floor, Part Two (2013) ... (creator)
  Torchwood (TV Series) (creator - 40 episodes, 2006 - 2011) (written by - 5 episodes, 2006 - 2011) (story - 1 episode, 2011) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2011)
- Miracle Day: The Blood Line (2011) ... (creator - as Russell T Davies) / (story - as Russell T Davies) / (teleplay - as Russell T Davies)
- Miracle Day: The Gathering (2011) ... (creator - as Russell T Davies)
- Miracle Day: End of the Road (2011) ... (creator - as Russell T Davies)
- Miracle Day: Immortal Sins (2011) ... (creator)
- Miracle Day: The Middle Men (2011) ... (creator - as Russell T Davies)
 2009 Tonight's the Night (TV Series) (Doctor Who segment - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... (Doctor Who segment)
 2009 Doctor Who at the Proms (TV Movie documentary) (writer - segment "Music of the Spheres")
 2008 Screenwipe (TV Series documentary) (contributor - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.3 (2008) ... (contributor)
 2008 Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres (TV Short) (written by)
 2005 Children in Need (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.26 (2005) ... (segment "The New Doctor")
  Queer as Folk (TV Series) (based on the British series created by - 55 episodes, 1999 - 2005) (created by - 1 episode, 2001)
- We Will Survive! (2005) ... (based on the British series created by)
- Honest to Yourself (2005) ... (based on the British series created by)
- Move and Leave (2005) ... (based on the British series created by)
- Liberty Ride (2004) ... (based on the British series created by)
- Irritation and Separation (2004) ... (based on the British series created by)
 2005 Casanova (TV Mini Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... (written by)
 2004 Mine All Mine (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... (written by)
  The Second Coming (TV Mini Series) (creator - 2 episodes, 2003) (written by - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2001 The Private Life of a Masterpiece (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2001 Linda Green (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rest in Peace (2001) ... (writer)
  Bob & Rose (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes, 2001) (written by - 6 episodes, 2001)
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Queer as Folk (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (creator - 9 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (created by - 1 episode, 1999)
- End of the Road (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Out of the Closet, Into the Fire (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Crimes of the Heart (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- That's What Friends Are For (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Married... with Children (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
  The Grand (TV Series) (series deviser - 18 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (writer - 13 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (written by - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (additional material - 1 episode, 1998)
- Episode #2.10 (1998) ... (series deviser) / (writer)
- Episode #2.9 (1998) ... (series deviser) / (writer)
- Episode #2.8 (1998) ... (series deviser) / (writer)
- Episode #2.7 (1998) ... (series deviser)
- Episode #2.6 (1998) ... (series deviser) / (writer)
 1997 Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas! (Video) (written by)
 1997 Touching Evil (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Deadly Web: Part 1 (1997) ... (written by)
 1996 Springhill (TV Series)
  Revelations (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes, 1994 - 1995) (written by - 4 episodes, 1994 - 1995)
- Episode #1.26 (1995) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.25 (1995) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.24 (1995) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.23 (1995) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.22 (1995) ... (creator)
 1994 Children's Ward (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Episode #7.10 (1994) ... (written by)
- Episode #7.9 (1994) ... (written by)
- Episode #7.8 (1994) ... (written by)
- Episode #7.7 (1994) ... (written by)
- Episode #7.1 (1994) ... (written by)
 1994 The House of Windsor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1993 Cluedo (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Finders Keepers (1993) ... (written by)
 1993 Coronation Street (TV Series) (story associate - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.3529 (1993) ... (story associate)
- Episode #1.3528 (1993) ... (story associate)
- Episode #1.3527 (1993) ... (story associate)
- Episode #1.3526 (1993) ... (story associate)
- Episode #1.3525 (1993) ... (story associate)
 1993 Century Falls (TV Mini Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (written by)
 1992 ChuckleVision (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Spooks and Gardens (1992) ... (writer)
- Rich for a Day (1992) ... (writer)
- A Lazy Day (1992) ... (writer)
 1992 Allsorts (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Panic (1992)
 1991 Dark Season (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... (writer)
 1990 Breakfast Serials (TV Series)
 1988-1989 On the Waterfront (TV Series) (writer - 24 episodes)
- Episode #2.12 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.11 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.10 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.9 (1989) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.8 (1989) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Article (extracted from "Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale to be published by BBC Books), "Doctor Who's Secrets Revealed," Published by "The Times (UK)," 15 September. See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 16 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Russell T Davies | Russell Davies | Russell

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)

Parents:

Davies, Vivian | Davies, Barbara
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Personal Quote:

[on Doctor Who (2005)] There is no way you could go back to the old production values, and they worked very, very hard under very difficult circumstances, bless those people who made the old show, but now you've got Buffy [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] and Smallville (2001) and all those wonderful shows, and Harry Potter films and my nephews and nieces have watched the Harry Potter films just ... See more »

Trivia:

The 'T' in his name doesn't stand for anything. He added it to distinguish himself from the BBC Radio 2 D.J., Russell Davies. See more »

Trademark:

Writing about gay characters and gay issues

Nickname:

RTD

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