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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Series cast summary:
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 Stuart Jones (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 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 (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alison Burrows ...
 Sandra Docherty (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 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)
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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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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 »

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Stuart Alan Jones: Right, Nathan we're off. It's all getting a bit lesbian in here.
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The most brilliant series ever!
9 December 1999 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I have been privileged to see this superb series on DVD, as our national TV channels have been somewhat reticent to air it. I thought it was a fascinating and realistic (to some extent) portrait of what it's like to be gay in this end of millennium Britain. But even though I'm bisexual myself, I felt that the characters sexual preferences were not the central issue. Relationships, love, coping with life's little petty annoyances & major issues was. And the acting was excellent, particularly Craig Kelly (an often under-rated actor), Denise Black and Aidan Gillen. It was a breakthrough drama as far as the portrayal of gay characters on mainstream TV is concerned. I'll admit to that. But more than anything it was a glimpse of televised fiction at its best. No one should miss it. And your (eventual) prejudices might be challenged. All TV drama should aim for similar goals, I think...


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