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Queer as Folk creator's new gay drama

Tue 23 Oct 2007 In: International News

Russell T Davies, the executive producer of Doctor Who executive producer and creator of Queer as Folk, says he's developing a new BBC drama series about forty-something gay men. Davies is understood to be currently developing script ideas for the as yet unnamed series. A BBC spokeswomen told MediaGuardian that it was "too early" to say which channel might the series would air on or whether it will be produced by an independent production company. In an earlier interview with the Guardian, Davies revealed: "It's going to be about forty-something gay men and how jealous they are of gay teenagers. I've been longing to write something for adults." The TV writer told the Guardian that the inspiration behind the new series is a friend, a former Mr Gay UK who split with his boyfriend. "He asked me: 'Why are so many gay men so glad we split up?' That remark's stayed with me for six years. I think there's a self-punishing streak in that gladness and I want to explore it."     Ref: (m)

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First published: Tuesday, 23rd October 2007 - 11:43am

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