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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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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Nathan: I'm still going out though, to The Village.
Roy Maloney: Not on school nights.
Nathan: And I'm not going to change, you know that, don't you? Cos it's not a phase, I'm not growing out of it. I'm going to be gay forever.
Roy Maloney: You've made up your mind, and it's obvious there's no stopping you. It's Helen I'm worried about, she's ten years old, she's a child. I don't want her head filled with notions.
Nathan: Like what?
Roy Maloney: As far as Helen is concerned, the anus is for shit. Got that?
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Hard hitting, funny, emotional and erotic gay drama.
13 March 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – 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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