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1. Accused Series 2 [DVD] Popular
More gay interest than anything, in particular Sean Bean's excellent portrayal of transvestite Tracie in the opening story. Sean went on to win a Royal Television Bafta Award for Best Male Actor in this role. Written by Jimmy McGovern, it is also some of the best british drama on television.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern

Cast: Sean Bean, Anne-Marie Duff
Director:
Language: english
Publisher: BBC, Year: 2012

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2. Beautiful People - Series 1 [DVD + Blu Ray] Popular
Beautiful People is not your average family sitcom because the Doonans are not your average family. The show is the story of a dream, the dream that one day Simon would leave suburban Reading and move to London to be with the beautiful people. In fact he moved to New York to become the creative director of Barneys, an uber-chic fashion store, and to write the memoir on which this hugely exuberant comedy is based. It has song, dance, jokes, bitch-fighting, drunken hairdressers, black posh spice dolls, exploding baked bean cans causing death and a soundtrack featuring Dannii and Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Pet Shop Boys, Sam Wood and Dan Gillespie Sells of The Feeling. Mum and Dad drink homemade wine, Simon hangs out with his best friend Kyle, better known as Kylie, working on dance moves to 90s floor fillers; his sister Ashlene wants to look like Heather Small and "hang with the hood", whilst his aunty Hayley is blind, feisty and eating nuts. Gran meanwhile used to be the nicest woman in the world and has now turned very nasty.

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Cast: Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Samuel Barnett, Layton Williams, Meera Syal, Olivia Colman
Director: Justin Davies
Language: English
Publisher: 2entertain, Year: 2008

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3. Beautiful People - Series 2 [DVD + Blu Ray] Popular
Simon's life growing up in 90s Reading is as crazy as ever as he continues to endure the barmy fantasies of his mum, Debbie, the Greenham Common nostalgia of blind Aunty Hayley, school bullies and the jibes of his sister, Shaznay/Ashlene. Luckily for Simon, his best friend Kylie shares his mission to escape suburbia and live amongst the glitz & glamour of 'the beautiful people'.

Starring Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Olivia Colman, Meera Syal, Aidan McArdle, Sophie Ash, Layton Williams, Sarah Niles, Tameka Empson and Samuel Barnett, this gloriously camp, award-winning comedy returns with more fabulous adventures from a "glass-half-full teenage mincing machine with his hands well and truly in the air".

With a colourful cocktail of flashbacks, musical numbers and fantasy sequences, each episode turns back time to explain how Simon became "the Crown Prince, well Queen, of International Window Dressing". The 1998 Eurovision Song Contest is reborn; a water feature becomes the talk of the town and Simon's parents are involved in four weddings and a crime reconstruction. Along the way there are "Gaybours", an Enya impersonator, Elaine Paige, new uses for the Eiffel tower, a psychotic Brit Artist, Dana International, a dead hairdresser reborn, a faux French shopkeeper, Dannii Minogue and Simon’s first real love interest. Maybe 'the beautiful people' were closer to home than he thought?

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Cast: Samuel Barnett, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Layton Williams, Aidan McArdle
Director: David Kerr
Language: english
Publisher: 2entertain, Year: 2010

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4. Queer As Folk (Definitive Edition) [DVD]
Definitive extended edition of Channel 4's controversial drama series. Stuart Jones (Aidan Gillen) and Vince Tyler (Craig Kelly) are gay friends living in Manchester. Both 29 years of age, they are beginning to question the direction their lives are taking when they meet wild 15-year-old Nathan Maloney (Charlie Hunnam) who shakes up their world with his arrival on the scene. 'It's hard to believe that 15 years have past since this was first shown on Channel 4 and yet remains so vivid in the mind. Series 1 was a classic and groundbreaking at the time for a television series and, although series 2 was a bit of a cash in, it was still pretty good.

Cast: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam, Denise Black, Jason Merrells
Director: Charles McDougall, Sarah Harding
Language: english
Publisher: Channel 4 DVD, Year: 1999

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5. Vicious - Series 1 [DVD] Popular
Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), two men who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, we can still see that underneath all their vicious co-dependent fighting they have a deep love for each other.

Into their world steps a young man, Ash (Iwan Rheon), as their new upstairs neighbour. Joining Freddie and Stuart is feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour), young at heart and with a deliciously dry sense of humour.

The first series drew mixed reviews. It had some funny moment but felt very 'stagy' and somewhat outdated and, you had to wonder if they were constantly so bitchy towards each other, why they bothered living togather. Regardless of that, a second series has been commissioned for ITV.

Cast: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Francis de la Tour, Iwan Rheon
Director:
Language: English
Publisher: Channel 4 DVD, Year: 2013

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