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:
Andy Devine ...
Esther Hall ...
Alison Burrows ...
 Sandra Docherty 9 episodes, 1999-2000
 Janice Maloney 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Carla Henry ...
Caroline Pegg ...
 Rosalie Cotter 8 episodes, 1999-2000
Alfie Robinson ...
 Baby Alfred 8 episodes, 1999
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
 Cameron Roberts 5 episodes, 1999


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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Episodes 5 and 6 were originally to have been written by another writer. However when early drafts proved unsatisfactory, the writer was fired and 'Russell T Davies' elected to write the entire series himself. As a result of this, episodes 5 and 6 were written after episode 7 (but before episode 8) and were somewhat lacking in plot. Davies has never revealed which writer let them down. See more »


Stuart Alan Jones: Right, do you want sex? Suppose I owe you a favour, come on then.
Nathan: I didn't do it for a shag.
Stuart Alan Jones: Nathan, that's all I've got to offer.
Nathan: How many men have had sex in here?
Stuart Alan Jones: 27 million.
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Engrossing drama and hilarious comedy combined
8 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

I am a straight woman who was fortunate enough to see "Queer as Folk" at the Los Angeles Outfest. I found it absolutely the best television series I've ever seen, on a par with HBO's "Oz," only more explicit and weaving comedy into the mix. The characters are painstakingly developed, and will capture your interest immediately. We all know a Stuart (arrogant sex freak hiding inner doubts and insecurities), a Vince (sweet, self-effacing, afraid to ask for what he wants), and a Nathan (15, impossibly romantic and willful). Though these are the main players, there are also wonderful supporting roles, including Nathan's concerned and sympathetic mother, his best school chum (wise-beyond-her-years "fag-hag" Donna), and Keith's irrepressible parents. The heady excitement of clubbing is captured perfectly; it made me itch to go to discos again! The production is altogether a class act. It's a shame that we here in the States are so under the thumb of the "family values" hypocrites that we may never get a series of this quality. Call your friends in England for a copy of the video, go to your local gay/lesbian center, do whatever you have to do to see this.

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