|Queer as Folk (UK)|
|Created by||Russell T. Davies|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. Comedy-drama, also called dramedy and dramatic-comedy, is a style of Television and movies in which there is an equal or nearly equal balance Russell T Davies, OBE (born Stephen Russell Davies, 27 April, 1963) is a critically acclaimed British Television producer Aidan Gillen (born Aidan Murphy on 24 April 1968) is an Irish stage and screen Actor. Craig Kelly (born on 31 October 1970) is a British actor best known for his role as the grounded 'voice of reason' character Vince Tyler in the ground-breaking Charles Matthew "Charlie" Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English Actor. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located of episodes||10|
|Running time||30 to 35 minutes|
|Original channel||Channel 4|
|Original run||February 23, 1999 – February 22, 2000|
Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men let loose in Manchester's gay village around Canal Street. Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began Events 1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western Book printed from Movable Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. A gay village (also known as a gay neighborhood or by the slang gayborhood) is an urban geographic location with generally recognized boundaries Canal Street is a street in Manchester in the north of England which is the centre of the Manchester Gay Village. Both Queer as Folk and Queer as Folk 2 were written by Russell T. Davies, who was also responsible for a later gay-related drama, Bob and Rose, and the revival of Doctor Who on the BBC in 2005. Russell T Davies, OBE (born Stephen Russell Davies, 27 April, 1963) is a critically acclaimed British Television producer Bob and Rose is a British television drama originally screened in six one-hour episodes on the ITV network in the UK in the autumn of 2001 Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The series was reshown on More 4 between 14th-18th October 2007 as part of Channel 4's 25th birthday celebrations. More4 is a Digital television channel produced by United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4, that launched on 10 October 2005. Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began
Queer as Folk was produced by the independent Red Production Company for Channel 4, which had previously shown its openness for gay-themed material with made-for-TV films such as Beautiful Thing, which was later also given a cinema release. Red Production Company is a British independent Television production company formed in 1998 by Nicola Shindler, an experienced television producer Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began Beautiful Thing is a play written and first performed in 1993 by Jonathan Harvey. The title of the programme comes from a dialect expression from some parts of Northern England, "there's nought [colloquially pronounced 'nowt'] so queer as folk", meaning "there's nothing as strange as people". The Yorkshire dialect refers to the varieties of English used in the Northern England historic county of Yorkshire. Northern England, The North, The North of England or (less commonly The North Country refers to the parts of England north of an ill-defined line Davies had originally titled the series this, although at the suggestion of Channel 4 executives for a period during its development and pre-production it was known as Queer as Fuck, before it reverted to the former name. See also Filmmaking Pre-production is the process of preparing all the elements involved in a Film, play, or other Performance. 
The theme tune and incidental music were composed especially for the show by Murray Gold. Murray Gold (born 1969 in Portsmouth) is an English Composer for stage film and television and a dramatist for both theatre and radio
The producers say that Queer as Folk, although superficially a realistic depiction of gay urban life in the 1990s, is meant as a fantasy, and that Stuart, Vince, and Nathan are not so much characters as gay male archetypes. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 An archetype ( pronounced: /ˈɑːkɪtaɪp/ (Brit or /ˈɑrkɪtaɪp/ (Amer
The main characters are Stuart Alan Jones (Aidan Gillen), who is apparently trying to have sex with every male in Greater Manchester (and appears to be succeeding), his long-time friend Vince Tyler (Craig Kelly), who has a bit of a crush on Stuart and less luck regarding men, and finally 15-year-old Nathan Maloney (Charlie Hunnam), who is new to the gay scene but is not lacking in self-confidence. Aidan Gillen (born Aidan Murphy on 24 April 1968) is an Irish stage and screen Actor. Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 Craig Kelly (born on 31 October 1970) is a British actor best known for his role as the grounded 'voice of reason' character Vince Tyler in the ground-breaking Charles Matthew "Charlie" Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English Actor.
Stuart, an advertising executive, is depicted as possessing intrinsic power, able to bend anything to his will (via non-supernatural means), even able to prematurely ejaculate to dissuade Nathan from thinking he is worthy of worship. Stuart's principal characteristic is that he does whatever he wants. He detonates a car belonging to his friend's mother (after the mother does something particularly evil to her son); he invites Vince's female work colleague (who fancies closeted Vince) to Vince's party and then introduces Vince's boyfriend (in order to make Vince hate him so that Vince can fall in love with his boyfriend); and he test-drives a car through a showroom window (when the car dealer makes a homophobic remark). Coming outThe expressions " closeted " or "in the closet " generally refer to undisclosed sexual behavior, Sexual orientation or Gender
Some of the minor supporting characters, such as Hazel, and Alexander, are given depth as well. Part of the success of the series was due to the way in which the writer deliberately left some things unsaid, allowing the story to continue around them.
In the second series, the tone became somewhat more serious, with each of the main characters having to make hard choices concerning their future. But in the end, things turn out fine for everyone: Nathan is left behind as the future "king" of Canal Street, while Vince gets to ride off with his beloved Stuart into the sunset, inexplicably ending up in the USA.
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The huge success of the first series led Channel 4 to commission a second. Although Davies initially intended to write a second full series, he decided that there was not much story left to tell, and instead finished the story with a two-part TV special, Queer as Folk 2, screened in 2000 to slightly lower viewing figures despite an earlier timeslot. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. This time the explicit sex scenes were mostly absent, a decision applauded by people who had previously criticised the series. Many fans of the previous series did criticise the ending of Queer As Folk 2 for the unanswered questions it left and the lack of "conclusion" it gave, though the overall criticism was outweighed by general success of the two series.
The screenplay is notable for its well-written monologues. In Queer as Folk 2, for example, when at his parents' house, and threatened by his nephew (Thomas) with being outed, Stuart says, in response to his father's request to hand him some nails for a do-it-yourself project:
In another example, Stuart remarks about Canal Street:
Russell T. Davies is now the executive producer on the science fiction series Doctor Who, and Queer as Folk has many Doctor Who references. Russell T Davies, OBE (born Stephen Russell Davies, 27 April, 1963) is a critically acclaimed British Television producer Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. In one episode a model of K-9, the robotic dog, is given to Vince. K-9, or K9, is the name of several fictional Robotic dogs in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor In 1996 Davies had written a Doctor Who novel, Damaged Goods, a copy of which was included on the set of Vince's bedroom as an in-joke by the set dressers. Damaged Goods is an original Doctor Who novel released by Virgin Publishing in their New Adventures range of Doctor Series one also includes a sequence in which Vince and a man he picked up are about to have sex, when the man becomes excited when he sees a video of Genesis of the Daleks and begs Vince if they could watch it instead. Genesis of the Daleks is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was originally broadcast Vince wonders whether to break up with his boyfriend Cameron, and finally decides to, in favour of Stuart, the deciding matter was that Stuart knew him better because he knew all of the actors who had played the Doctor over the years, and Cameron had trouble remembering two, showing that Stuart did (contrary to popular belief) pay attention to Vince's Doctor Who ramblings.
A follow-up, spin-off series, Misfits, was initially commissioned by Channel 4. The series would have followed the characters of Hazel, Alexander, Donna (who was absent from the 2nd series due to scheduling commitments) and Bernard from the original series, while introducing new characters. Although Davies developed draft scripts for four episodes and storylines for a further twenty-two, the series was cancelled before it went into pre-production, along with The Second Coming, which was later commissioned and broadcast by ITV. The Second Coming is a two-part British Television drama first screened on ITV in the UK in February 2003. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent
As a result of Channel 4's decision, Davies pulled out of a deal that would have seen a series of Queer as Folk short stories published on the broadcaster's website, and vowed never to work with Channel 4 again. 
Driven by the success of the British version, American cable channel Showtime and Canadian cable channel Showcase co-made a version set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, still under the title Queer as Folk, although deviating extensively from the original's plot. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Showtime is a subscription television Brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Showcase is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned by CW Media (a division of Canwest and GS Capital Queer as Folk is an American and Canadian Television series co-production produced by Showtime and Temple Street Productions
The North American (US/Canadian) version was criticised by some fans of the British series who saw the cast as excessively glamourous and who thought the original's quirky comedy had been lost. It was also criticised for toning down the darker elements of the original; for example, Phil (named Ted in the North American version), who died in one of the original's early episodes, does not die in the North American version, and Stuart (named Brian in the North American version) changes from a personification of power, into a personification only of sex, and increasing the age of Nathan (named Justin in the North American version) to 17 (only one year below the US legal age of consent), reducing the age controversy. In addition, the North American version puts a greater emphasis on the sexual aspects of the plot and, as a result, features numerous sex scenes.