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This British television mini series was developed and written by Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk UK, Years and Years) for Channel 4 in the UK. The five part series is set from 1981 to 1991 and features a superb ensemble cast including Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, and Keeley Hawes.
It’s 1981, the start of a new decade and Ritchie (Olly Alexander), Roscoe (Omari Douglas)and Colin (Scott Howells) begin a new life in London. Strangers at first, these young gay lads, and their best friend Jill (Lydia West), find themselves thrown together, and soon share each other’s adventures. But a new virus is on the rise, and soon their lives will be tested in ways they never imagined. As the decade passes, and they grow up in the shadow of AIDS, they’re determined to live and love more fiercely than ever.
The show received critical acclaim for its emotional scenes, writing and depiction of AIDS; the cast performances were also met with widely positive reviews. All episodes were released to the broadcaster's online streaming service All 4. After a few weeks, it was viewed in its entirety more than 6.5 million times; making it the most binge-watched show to stream on the platform. The first episode also became Channel 4's biggest drama launch.
Runtime: 300 mins