Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester's gay village around Canal Street. Both Queer as Folk and Queer as Folk 2 were written by Russell T Davies. The first series was re-shown on More 4 between 14 and 18 October 2007, as part of Channel 4's 25th-birthday celebrations.Queer as Folk was produced by the Red Production Company for Channel 4. The title of the programme comes from a dialect expression from some parts of Northern England, "there's nowt so queer as folk", meaning "there's nothing as strange as people"; which is a word play the modern day English synonym of "queer", meaning homosexual. Davies had originally titled the series this, although at the suggestion of Channel 4 executives for a period during its development and pre-production it was known as Queer as Fuck, before it reverted to the former name.
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Season 1Netflix | Prime Video | Showtime | AcornTV | Tubi TV | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Feb 23, 1999
Episode 1.1 Feb 23, 1999 Stuart, king of the gay club scene in Manchester, is on the prowl when he picks up the young and pretty Nathan. It's just another pull for Stuart, but Nathan's hooked.
S01 E01Feb 23, 1999
Episode One Feb 23, 1999 Canal Street, Manchester. It's Thursday and that means nineties night in the Babylon Club. Phil hasn't pulled and nor has Vince, but Vince is being followed by a muscle man. Stuart has pulled and is just getting his admirer's phone number before they all head home.It's Nathan's first night on the scene. Nathan and Stuart spot each other and start talking. It's not long before they end up back at Stuart's. They are having sex when they are interrupted by a phone call from Lisa.Vince is getting acquainted with muscle man when Stuart phones and says he needs the car as ""It's happened."". Vince tells muscle man that his friend's mum is in hospital and leaves.Back at Stuart's apartment Nathan says it's time he was going anyway as he has college. It turns out he means school and is really fifteen years old.Vince meets up with Stuart and Nathan at the hospital. They go into a room containing women and a new born baby boy - Stuart's baby boy. They name the boy Alfred. Romee is the mother.N
S01 E02Mar 2, 1999
Episode Two Mar 2, 1999 Nathan tells his friend Donna that he fancies a male pupil, and had met and had sex with Stuart. She thinks it's great.Stuart meets a man at work who is married with kids, and they have sex.Marcie informs Vince that new recruit Rosalie fancies him. She arranges for them to meet in a pub after work.Nathan's mum is in his room and finds gay porn.Stuart picks up Romee and Alfred from hospital and is presented with legal paperwork about maintenance payments and insurance.Following a telephone call from Stuart, Vince wants to give him some support. Vince leaves his date, again using the excuse that his friend's mum is in hospital. They go for a drink and Nathan, infatuated with Stuart, turns up. Stuart leaves early, leaving Vince to look after Nathan. Vince calls for a cab to take Nathan home.Vince's mum has a new lodger, Bernard, so Vince has to move some stuff out of his old bedroom.Stuart contacts someone over the Internet for sex. Nathan turns up just before Stuart's date and is
S01 E02Mar 2, 1999
Episode 1.2 Mar 2, 1999 Having not yet come out to his coworkers, Vince faces the uncomfortable task of going on a date with new employee Rosalie. Stuart tries to pry off a clingy Nathan.
S01 E03Mar 9, 1999
Episode 1.3 Mar 9, 1999 Donna, fed up with hearing about Stuart, takes Nathan out to find a new boyfriend. Vince runs into the wrong person at a gay pub, and Phil's in danger when he brings home a new friend.
S01 E03Mar 9, 1999
Episode Three Mar 9, 1999 Vince is trying to match Phil with Alexander, but Alexander returns from holiday with new boyfriend Lee. They met during the flight and Lee doesn't speak English.Nathan orders a cab for him and Donna on Stuart's account to impress her.Vince returns baby Alfred to Romey and she realises that Stuart has spent no time with his son. Vince then returns to Stuart, who rings a colleague that can translate what Lee is saying. It turns out he is a prostitute waiting to be paid. Stuart doesn't tell Alexander.Nathan admits to Donna that Stuart finished with him. Donna suggests that they go to Canal Street to get him a new boyfriend.In a pub that night Nathan introduces Donna to Vince's mum and Bernard. Vince bumps into Rosalie from work and pretends that he is straight and that it's the first time he has been in a gay venue. Vince returns to Stuart and says they are leaving. Before leaving, Stuart introduces himself to Rosalie and says Vince likes her. Bernard gives Nathan his membership card
Season 2Netflix | Prime Video | Showtime | AcornTV | Tubi TV | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Feb 15, 2000
Same Men - New Tricks (1) Feb 15, 2000 Vince's love for Stuart is still unrequited but their relationship seems to be changing. Meanwhile, Nathan reappears after his adventure in London, cockier than ever, and aspiring to emulate his hero Stuart.
S02 E01Feb 15, 2000
Episode 2.1 Feb 15, 2000 Nathan's back from London, Vince has broken up with Cameron and Stuart's hand is forced when his nephew finds out he's gay and blackmails him.
S02 E02Feb 22, 2000
Same Men - New Tricks (2) Feb 22, 2000 Vince worries that he'll be stuck in his small world for ever, while Stuart remains reckless, indulging in promiscuity and law-breaking while facing a blackmail threat.
S02 E02Feb 22, 2000
End of the Road Feb 22, 2000 The day after, Hazel is going to The Nero's Sauna in order to meet Stuart, she asks him about Nathan's running away but he doesn't know anything. Then she asks him about his last night with Vince and that other man…
S02 E03Jan 20, 2002
Hypocrisy: Don't Do It Jan 20, 2002 Ted's favorite author is in town; Michael wants to reconnect with Brian.
S02 E04Jan 27, 2002
Pride Jan 27, 2002 Brian, Michael, Justin, Emmett, Ted, Lindsay, Melanie and Debbie overcome obstacles to show their PRIDE.
Season 3Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Mar 2, 2003
Mad Dog Kinney Mar 2, 2003 Michael and Justin face uncertainty over the future of their comic book; Ted and Emmett explore possibilities of a relationship.
S03 E02Mar 9, 2003
House Full of Children Mar 9, 2003 Justin must find a way to pay for school; Melanie surprises Lindsay; Emmett discovers a loophole.
S03 E03Mar 16, 2003
Doctors of D...ology Mar 16, 2003 Brian promotes a fund-raiser; Ted and Emmett divulge secrets to Deb; Ben loses an old friend.
S03 E04Mar 30, 2003
Brat-Sitting Mar 30, 2003 Michael receives an unexpected request; Brian faces a severe accusation; Ted and Emmett clash in a living arrangement.
S03 E05Apr 6, 2003
There's Nothing Noble About Being Poor Apr 6, 2003 Brian wins an important account; Ethan is offered representation; Melanie and Lindsay try to conceive.
S03 E06Apr 13, 2003
One Ring to Rule Them All Apr 13, 2003 Stockwell leads the polls; Ted prepares for police raids; Michael confronts Ben about his steroid use.
Season 4Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Apr 18, 2004
Just a Little Help Apr 18, 2004 Deeply in debt, Brian faces giving up his lifestyle; Michael and Harris return to Pittsburgh; Emmett visits Ted in rehab.
S04 E02Apr 25, 2004
Stand Up for Ourselves Apr 25, 2004 Brian makes a job decision; Ted returns from rehab; Justin encourages a friend to fight back.
S04 E03May 2, 2004
Starting a Whole New Life May 2, 2004 Brian warns Justin about his involvement with the Pink Posse; Ted begins a new job; Vic and Rodney decide to move in together.
S04 E04May 9, 2004
Escalating Violence May 9, 2004 Brian looks to Ted for help; Justin and Cody turn to violence; a social worker visits Michael and Ben.
S04 E05May 16, 2004
How Far You Can Go May 16, 2004 Ted accepts Brian's offer; Cody takes Justin to the firing range; Melanie lends support to the custody case; Emmett and Debbie spend time together.
S04 E06May 23, 2004
Death in the Family May 23, 2004 Michael and Justin get an offer about "Rage"; Ted delivers his letter to Emmett; Debbie and Vic argue; Brian receives shocking news.
Season 5Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S05 E01May 22, 2005
Move and Leave May 22, 2005 Michael throws a surprise anniversary party for Lindsay and Melanie; Justin's stay in Hollywood is extended; Brian makes a new investment.
S05 E02May 22, 2005
Back in Business May 22, 2005 Brian reopens Babylon; Justin returns to Pittsburgh; Michael pursues custody; Ted considers a new look; Emmett gets an on-camera role.
S05 E03May 29, 2005
Fags Are No Different Than People May 29, 2005 Brian and Michael grow apart; Debbie decides to retire; Loretta Pye (Rosie O'Donnell) takes over.
S05 E04Jun 5, 2005
Hard Decisions Jun 5, 2005 Brian remains steadfast in his beliefs; Debbie has difficulty accepting retirement; Ted considers a makeover.
S05 E05Jun 12, 2005
Excluding and Abstemiousness Jun 12, 2005 Brian has news to share; Debbie gives Loretta bad news; Lindsay drops out of the custody battle; Hunter considers leaving school.
S05 E06Jun 19, 2005
Bored Out of Ya F...ing Mind Jun 19, 2005 Brian's reign at Babylon is challenged; Emmett has a realization; Ted gets the opportunity for revenge; Ben and Michael want to help Hunter.