Russell T Davies OBE is a BAFTA and Emmy-award winning screenwriter and television producer whose works include Queer as Folk, the 2005 revival of the BBC One science fiction franchise Doctor Who, Cucumber, Years and Years and, this year, It’s A Sin. Russell began his career in children’s TV as a researcher, floor manager and later director, and started working as a professional scriptwriter in 1988 on Children’s Ward, Dark Season and Century Falls.
He moved to Granada ITV in Manchester to work on series like Revelations and The Grand, a period soap drama set in a hotel between the First and Second world wars; his struggle with these productions made him rethink his writing work and focus on a series celebrating being gay. First transmitted in 1999, Queer As Folk is still regarded as one of the most ground-breaking series to have been screened on British television, attracting 3.5 million viewers to Channel Four.
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