The influential screenwriter talks openly to WalesOnline about a life in television, and his fears for society in After he finished working on Doctor Who, Russell T Davies says he made a pledge - to only work on gay scripts. The positive reviews flooded in for his latest work, the worryingly believable near-future drama Years and Years. Against a backdrop of Trumpism, Brexit and pervasive social media, it chimed with the atmosphere of current popular culture.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. And that meant including all the joy, all the fun, which actually makes the heartbreaking bits sadder. But then, just as Davies experienced, men they know get sick and disappear and die, with the virus eventually cutting a swath through the close-knit group. The first diagnoses are greeted with fear and ignorance — a young man locked in a hospital room, not allowed out even to use the bathroom which really happened in Britain in ; a family burning every possession of a son who died of AIDS, even his photographs. It also shows the indiscriminate nature of the virus: a man dies after having sex with a single partner; a more promiscuous friend is left unscathed. The key character, Ritchie, is played by English singer and actor Olly Alexander.
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Fifteen years after Queer As Folk exploded on to the screen, award-winning writer Russell T Davies is back with Cucumber and Banana — two new drama series for Channel 4 and E4 exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life. Tofu , a factual web series, is an anarchic online guide to sex inspired by the dramas each week. Life for Henry and Lance is comfortable and settled. With the same ferocious wit, startling honesty and heartfelt warmth that made Queer As Folk a landmark series, Cucumber and Banana will explore the heartbreak and joy of modern sex lives — from gay to straight, and anything in between.