A groundbreaking gay adult drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, as well as 15-year-old Nathan, who is in love with Stuart.
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Andy Devine ...
Esther Hall ...
Alison Burrows ...
 Sandra Docherty 9 episodes, 1999-2000
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 Janice Maloney 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Carla Henry ...
Caroline Pegg ...
 Rosalie Cotter 8 episodes, 1999-2000
Alfie Robinson ...
 Baby Alfred 8 episodes, 1999
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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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The character of Vince is a Doctor Who fan - both creator/writer/producer Russell T. Davies and script editor Matt Jones are fans of Doctor Who (1963) and wrote spin-off novels for Virgin Publishing in the mid-1990s. Davies later became executive producer of Doctor Who (2005) and hired Jones to write for series two. See more »

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Stuart Alan Jones: My world's so fucking huge!
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Featured in The 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) See more »

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Hard hitting, funny, emotional and erotic gay drama.
13 March 1999 | by 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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