Series 1
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8 episodes
starting with Meeting People is Easy
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The first series of the original UK Queer as Folk consisted of eight hour-long episodes, and aired from 23 February to 13 April 1999.

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Production Edit

According to Russell T Davies in commentary that came with the DVD box set from 2003, he began writing the first script for Queer as Folk, which became the first two episodes of the series, in the last two weeks of February 1998. Channel 4 then okayed it around a month later, and filming finally took place between August bank holiday and December 19th. "We wrapped up just before Christmas."[1][2]

Crew Edit

As with all of UK QAF, all episodes of the series were written by Russell T Davies. The first half of the series was directed by Charles McDougall, and the second half by Sarah Harding.

Television stories Edit

# Title Writer Director Notes
1Meeting People is EasyRussell T DaviesCharles McDougallFirst appearances of Stuart, Vince and Nathan
2Unfinished BusinessRussell T DaviesCharles McDougall
3It Happened One NightRussell T DaviesCharles McDougall
4Death and RemembranceRussell T DaviesCharles McDougall
5Constant CravingRussell T DaviesSarah Harding
6Married...with ChildrenRussell T DaviesSarah Harding
7That's What Friends Are ForRussell T DaviesSarah Harding
8Crimes of the HeartRussell T DaviesSarah Harding

Footnotes Edit

  1. DVD commentary to Queer as Folk: The Definitive Collector's Edition
  2. 'Transmission was madness. Honestly'. The Guardian (15 September 2003). Retrieved on 4 May 2014.