RUS­SELL T DAVIES OBE, WRITER / PRO­DUCER

Pride Life Magazine - - FEATURE -

He’ll al­ways be re­mem­bered as the man who suc­cess­fully re­vived Doc­tor Who for the 21st cen­tury, but larger-than-life Davies also gave us two iconic LGBT TV series — ground-break­ing Queer As Folk in 1999, and its 2015 “spir­i­tual suc­ces­sor” Cu­cum­ber, both broad­cast on Chan­nel 4. His “quite de­tailed, but very suc­cinct” scripts are notable for their im­agery and often ex­u­ber­ant play­ing with form. When asked what Davies’ great­est con­tri­bu­tion to British tele­vi­sion drama was, writer Frank Cot­trell Boyce said sim­ply: “Sav­ing it from ex­tinc­tion.” Davies’ next project is set dur­ing the early years of the 1980s AIDS cri­sis. Other: Joe Holliday (Au­thor/ Trans Cam­paigner); Rikki Bea­dle-Blair (Play­wright/ Film-maker)

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