A chronicle of four friends during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS.
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Series cast summary:
Olly Alexander ...  Ritchie Tozer 5 episodes, 2021
Nathaniel Curtis ...  Ash Mukherjee 5 episodes, 2021
Shaun Dooley ...  Clive Tozer 5 episodes, 2021
Omari Douglas ...  Roscoe Babatunde 5 episodes, 2021
Lydia West ...  Jill Baxter 5 episodes, 2021
Keeley Hawes ...  Valerie Tozer 5 episodes, 2021
Neil Ashton ...  Grizzle 4 episodes, 2021
Callum Scott Howells ...  Colin Morris-Jones 4 episodes, 2021
Toto Bruin ...  Lucy Tozer 4 episodes, 2021
David Carlyle ...  Gregory Finch 3 episodes, 2021
Tracy Ann Oberman ...  Carol Carter 3 episodes, 2021
Delroy Brown Delroy Brown ...  Oscar Babatunde 3 episodes, 2021
Shaniqua Okwok ...  Solly Babatunde 3 episodes, 2021
Michelle Greenidge ...  Rosa Babatunde 3 episodes, 2021
Andria Doherty Andria Doherty ...  Eileen Morris-Jones 3 episodes, 2021
Stephen Fry ...  Arthur Garrison 2 episodes, 2021
Ken Christiansen ...  Karl Benning 2 episodes, 2021
David Gregan-Jones ...  Paul Jukes 2 episodes, 2021
Natasha Calland Natasha Calland ...  Linda 2 episodes, 2021
Nicholas Blane ...  Mr. Hart 2 episodes, 2021
Seyan Sarvan ...  Lizbeth Farooqi 2 episodes, 2021
Susan Brown ...  Mrs. Bowen 2 episodes, 2021
Ashley McGuire ...  Lorraine Fletcher 2 episodes, 2021
Steve Toussaint ...  Alan Baxter 2 episodes, 2021
Jill Nalder ...  Christine Baxter 2 episodes, 2021
Delroy Atkinson ...  Mr. Ibisu 2 episodes, 2021
Natasha Williams Natasha Williams ...  Aunty Bee 2 episodes, 2021
Georgia Bruce Georgia Bruce ...  Sal 2 episodes, 2021
Nathan Sussex ...  Pete 2 episodes, 2021
Michael Mather ...  Maxwell 2 episodes, 2021
Debra Baker Debra Baker ...  Mrs. McKenzie 2 episodes, 2021
Dan Linney Dan Linney ...  Ross McKenzie 2 episodes, 2021


The series follows a group of gay men who move to London in 1981. They form a friendship group but the fast developing HIV/AIDS crisis in the United Kingdom impacts their lives. Over five episodes the group are shown living through an entire decade until 1991, as they become determined to live fiercely despite the threat HIV poses to them. Written by peterjmalone

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HBO agreed to pick up the show for broadcast in America if the production cast a well known American actor. This led to Neil Patrick Harris being cast in episode 1. See more »


Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #4.25 (2021) See more »

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Excellent, unmissable drama.
22 January 2021 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I haven't been able to switch it off, thank goodness for All4! Channel four and RTD, you have truly delivered here with this wonderful five part series. Sexy, funny, moving, sad, it has a bit of everything going on.

Despite all of the glitz and fun, there is a harshness that arrives like a knockout punch, how on Earth can something be so much fun, and then turn so bleak, what an astonishing mix.

I would highly recommend it, great characters, great stories, and the production values are off the scale, the really have managed to bring the 1980's back to life.

Russell T Davies, it breaks my heart that you aren't on hand to save Dr Who right now, but when you're making content like this, you keep at it.

I loved it! 10/10.

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18 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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