The original UK television phenomenon that inspired the American remake, this groundbreaking, award-winning series celebrates gay cultureopenly, often hilariously, and with no apologies. Aidan Gillen (The Wire), Craig Kelly (Titanic), and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) star. Seen on the Ovation channel. “Compelling”New YorkTimes. 6 episodes, 5 ¾ hrs (plus 2 hrs of bonus material), 3 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Disc 1: Series 1
Lifelong best friends Vince Tyler and Stuart Alan Jones regularly prowl Manchester’s gay clubs looking for loveor just a good time. One night, Stuart picks up 15-year-old Nathan for a tryst and unintentionally becomes entangled in the boy’s life.
Vince’s flamboyant friend Alexander comes to visit, and Phil’s encounter with a man on Canal Street has tragic results. Meanwhile, Nathan’s mother questions his sexual orientation, and he reacts badly.
Disc 2: Series 1
When Cameron asks Vince out to dinner, Vince awkwardly attempts to navigate the dating scene. Stuart learns that his parents plan to divorce, inspiring him to try to reunite Nathan with his family. Cameron confronts Stuart about his treatment of Vince.
At Vince’s 30th birthday party, Stuart finally goes one step too far and infuriates Vince. Stuart also conspires to expose Romey’s fraudulent marriage to the authorities. Nathan reluctantly moves back home, and Vince makes an important decision about his love life.
Disc 3: Series 2
A family wedding brings Stuart and Vince’s feelings for each other to the fore. Meanwhile, Vince is up for a promotion at work, Nathan returns from London, and Stuart’s nephew attempts to blackmail him.
Nathan stands up for himself at school, and Hazel and Bernard fight dirty to win Vince the promotion. Stuart takes drastic measures against Alexander’s parents, causing a rift with Vince. Dissatisfied with the Manchester scene, Stuart contemplates moving to London.
- Deleted and extended scenes with commentary
- "What the Folk...?" featurette
- U.K. television show interviews
- Behind-the-scenes interviews
- U.K. trailers for Series 2
- Photo galleries
- Booklet with notes by series creator and writer Russell T. Davies
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 342 minutes, plus bonus programming
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains nudity, strong language, and sexual situations.
“Compelling”The New York Times
“Dynamite drama”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Frank, witty, intelligent”Los Angeles Times
“Considerable complexity, insight, poignancy, and humor”- Los Angeles Times
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Award Winner for Audience Favorite (1999)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Aidan Gillen) (2000)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Editing (Fiction/Entertainment) (2000)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Original Television Music (2000)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Sound (Fiction/Entertainment) (2000)
Dallas OUT TAKES, Film Review Committee Award Winner (1999)
GLAAD Media Award Winner for Outstanding TV Drama Series (2001)
Nombre d’Or Awards, Craft Award Winner for Best Art Direction (1999)
Royal Television Society Award Nomination for Best Drama Serial (2000)
Royal Television Society Award Winner for Best Music Original Score (1999)
Royal Television Society Award Nomination for Best Costume Design Drama (1999)
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Award for Excellence Winner (1999)