Queer As Folk
Season One
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Episodes 8
Aired from February 23th, 1999 on Channel 4
Premiere 23 February 1999
Finale 13 April 1999
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The first season of Queer as Folk and the first appearance of the universe created by Russell T Davies which also includes the one in which are narrated the facts of Cucumber and Banana.

Main Cast

  • Aidan Gillen as Stuart Alan Jones, a successful advertising executive
  • Craig Kelly as Vince Tyler, a supermarket manager
  • Charlie Hunnam as Nathan Maloney, a 15-year-old rebel
  • Denise Black as Hazel Tyler; Vince's free-spirited mother
  • Andy Devine as Bernard Thomas; Hazel's lodger
  • Jason Merrells as Phil Delaney; a close friend of Vince and Stuart
  • Esther Hall as Romey Sullivan; the mother of Stuart's child
  • Saira Todd as Lisa Levene; Romey's partner
  • Carla Henry as Donna Clark; Nathan's best friend
  • Caroline O'Neill as Janice Maloney; Nathan's mother
  • Antony Cotton as Alexander Perry; a flamboyant friend of Vince and Stuart
  • Peter O'Brien as Cameron Roberts; Phil's accountant who starts a relationship with Vince


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Episode One" Charles McDougall Russell T davies 23 February 1999
2 "Episode Two" Charles McDougall Russell T Davies 2 March 1999
3 " Episode Three " Charles McDougall Russell T Davies 9 March 1999
4 " Episode Four " Charles McDougall Russell T Davies 16 March 1999
5 "Episode Five" Sarah Harding Russell T Davies 23 March 1999
6 "Episode Six" Sarah Harding Russell T Davies 30 March 1999
7 "Episode Seven" Sarah Harding Russell T Davies 6 April 1999
8 "Episode Eight" Sarah Harding Russell T Davies 13 April 1999

Episode One

Stuart and Vince, stalwarts of the Manchester gay scene, are out on the pull in Canal Street.

Episode Two

Stuart pursues a client, Vince (not ‘out’ at work) is pursued by the new girl and Nathan, verging on obsession, is desperate to find Stuart again.

Episode Three

Stuart and Vince, on a wild night out, are pursued by Nathan and Rosalie, and Phil makes a new friend… with deadly consequences.

Episode Four

Stuart and Vince go to Phil’s funeral where they meet up with numerous friends including his accountant Cameron Roberts, and come face to face with his mother’s grief.

Episode Five

Stuart makes some new friends, while Nathan’s behaviour makes Hazel furious and Janice desperate.

Episode Six

Stuart and Marie visit their parents, and Vince introduces Cameron to his mum. Meanwhile, Stuart has a violent confrontation with Nathan’s father.

Episode Seven

Stuart throws a surprise party for Vince’s 30th birthday, and becomes implicated in a dubious plan to discredit Romey’s potential husband Lance.

Episode Eight (Season Finale)

Vince is petrified that Rosalie has revealed his secret. Stuart experiences rejection for the first time. And Cameron declares his love to Vince.