Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Television Characters

by David A. Wyatt
Copyright ©2002-2014 David Wyatt

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For several years now I have been trying to compile a list of television programs that have included gay/lesbian/bisexual characters as a part of their regular (or semi-regular) casts. Many shows have `dealt' with sexual orientation in a single episode or story line, but just how many have included gay, lesbian or bisexual characters on a regular (or recurring) basis? This is the list I have. My intention is to keep the list to network and widely-syndicated entertainment shows in the English language.

To be listed a character should have appeared in at least three episodes and be explicitly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. Effeminate (but not gay) male characters, manish (but not lesbian) female characters, and gender shifting science fiction characters are generally not listed. For the purposes of this list, a character is described as `recurring' if he or she has appeared in at least three (3) episodes.

If you can recall any other shows, or can correct errors or omissions in this list, please e-mail to:

dawwpg@shaw.ca

The latest version of this list is always available on the World Wide Web at the URL: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/tv-characters.html

1.1 The TV networks

1.2 Program Index

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Characters by decade of debut: 1961-1970 (1 character documented), 1971-1980 (59 characters documented), 1981-1990 (89 characters documented), 1991-2000 (338 characters documented), 2001-present (887 characters documented to date).

A: Absolutely Fabulous, Action, After Henry, After the Beep, Agony Again, Agony, All In The Family, All My Children (1983), All My Children (1995-2004), All My Children (2006-present), All That Glitters, Allen Gregory, 'Allo, 'Allo, Amazing Race, American Dad, An American Family, American High, American Idol, American Journal, And the Beat Goes On, Angels, Anger Management, Anything But Love, Archer, Are You Being Served? Again!, Are You Being Served?, Arrow, As If (UK), As If (USA), As the World Turns (1988-1989), As the World Turns (2005-2010), At Home With the Braithwaites, Attachments, Australia's Perfect Couple, Awkward.,

B: Babylon 5, Bad Girls, Ball Four, Bare Essence, Barney Miller, Batman, Beane's of Boston, Beautiful People, Bedtime, Beggars & Choosers, Being Erica, Bette, Between the Lines, Beverly Hills 90210, Big Brother (Australia), Big Brother (UK, 2000), Big Brother (UK 2001-present), Big Brother (USA), Big Love, The Biggest Loser, The Bill, Blackpool, The Bob Newhart Show, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Book Group, The Book of Daniel, The Borgias, Boston Public, The Box, Boy Meets Boy, Brass, Breakers, The Brian Benben Show, Brideshead Revisited, The Brittas Empire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Brookside (1985-1990), Brookside (1991-2003), Brothers & Sisters, Brothers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bump!, Burnside, By Appointment With Dr. Keith, Byker Grove,

C: Cagney and Lacey, Californication, Camp, Caprica, The Carrie Diaries, Casualty (1996-2000), Casualty (2007-present), Check It Out, Chicago Fire, Chicago Hope, Chozen, Chris & John to the Rescue!, The Chris & John Show, Chris & John's Road Trip, City Life, The City (Canada), The City (US), The Class, The Cleveland Show, The Closer, CodCo, Commander In Chief, Cop Rock, The Corner Bar, Coronation Street (1998-present), Coronation Street (2003-present), Courthouse, Coverguy, Crapston Villas, SE69, The Crew, Crossroads, Crumbs, Cutters, Cybill,

D: Daddy's Girls, Dallas, Dalziel & Pascoe, Dance Academy, Dante's Cove, Dark Angel, Dawson's Creek, Days of Our Lives (1977), Days of Our Lives (2011-present), Deadwood, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Dirt, Dirty Sexy Money, Do Not Disturb, Doctor, Doctor, Doctor Who, Doctors, Donald Strachey Mysteries, Don't Ask, Don't Trust the B**** In Apartment 23, Don't Wait Up, A Double Shot At Love, Downton Abby, Drawn Together, Dream On, Drop the Dead Donkey, DTLA, Dynasty,

E: EastEnders (1986-1989), EastEnders (1991-2000), EastEnders (2001-present), The Education of Max Bickford, Eldorado, 11 Cameras, Ellen, Emily Owens, M.D., Emmerdale (1993-2000), Emmerdale (2004-present), E.N.G., Entourage, ER (1995-2001), ER (2005-2009), Everwood, Eyes,

F: F Troop, Fair City, Fairy Tale, Faking It, Fame, Family Affairs, Felicity, Fingersmith, Fired Up, First Comes Love, First Years, Flash Forward, Flipping Out, The Following, Footballers' Wive$, The Fosters, Four Kings, 413 Hope St., Friends, The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty, Further Tales of the City,

G: Game of Thrones, GCB, Gems, General Hospital: Night Shift, General Hospital (1994-1998), General Hospital (2005-2006, 2012-present), Gigantic, Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie, Girlfriends, The Girl's Guide to Depravity, Girls, Glee, Go Girls, Go On, Godiva's, Golden Girls, Gossip Girl, G.P., Grace And Favour, The Graham Norton Effect, The Graham Norton Show, Grange Hill, Greek, Grey's Anatomy, Grosse Pointe, G-Spot, Guiding Light (1995-1997), Guiding Light (2009-present),

H: Hail To the Chief, Half & Half, Happily Divorced, Happy Endings, The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Hardy Boys, The Haves and the Have Nots, He Shoots He Scores, Head Over Heals, Heading Out, HeartBeat, Heartbreak High, Hearts Afire, Hex, High Society, Hill Street Blues, Hit the Floor, Holby City, Hollyoaks: In the City, Hollyoaks (1995-2000), Hollyoaks (2006-present), Hollywood Beat, Hollywood Squares, Homicide: Life on the Street, Hooperman, Hope and Gloria, Hot l Baltimore, Hotel Babylon, House Husbands, How I Met Your Mother, Howard's Way,

I: I Now Pronounce You..., Ice Blues, In Living Color, In Sickness and Health, In the Big House, In the City, In the Flesh, In the Life, In Treatment, Isidingo, It Ain't Half Hot, Mum, It Takes a Worried Man, It's All Relative,

J: Jacob and Joshua: Nemesis Rising, Jawbreaker, The Jewel In the Crown, John Callahan's Quads, The John Laroquette Show,

K: Keeping Up Appearances, The Kids In the Hall: Death Comes to Town, The Kids In the Hall, Kings, Kink, Kiss Me Guido,

L: The L Word, The L.A. Complex, L.A. Law, The Lair, The Larry Sanders Show, Law & Order, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Liberty Street, Linc's, Lipstick Jungle, Little Britain, Live Shot, Living in Captivity, Locker Room, The Lofters, The Lone Ranger, The Long Firm, Looking, Love Monkey, Love, Sidney, Lovespring International, Lush Life,

M: Mad About You, Mad Men, Madison, Major Crimes, Malibu Country, Mapp & Lucia, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Masters of Sex, The McCarthys, Me and Frankie Z, Melrose Place (1992-1999), Melrose Place (2009-present), Men In Trees, Mercy, Metrosexuality, Mickey Mouse Club, Mile High, Mission Hill, Modern Family, The Mole, Moral Orel, More Tales of the City, Mrs. Brown's Boys, Murder One, Muscle, My Fabulous Gay Wedding, My Family, My Name Is Earl, My So-Called Life, Mystery Girls,

N: Naked Josh, Naked News Daily Male, The Nancy Walker Show, Nash Bridges, Nashville, NCIS, Necessary Roughness, Neighbours (1994-1996), Neighbours (2004-2005, 2010-present), The New Normal, Night Shift, 90210, Nip/Tuck, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, No Heroics, Noah's Arc, Normal, Ohio, Northern Exposure, Number 96, Nurse Jackie, NY Graham Norton, NYPD Blue,

O: The O.C., The Office, Offspring, Oh Grow Up, On the Other Hand, Death, 1 Girl 5 Gays, One Life To Live (1992-1993, 1997-1998), One Life To Live (2004-2005, 2009-2010), One Tree Hill, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, The Originals, Orphan Black, Our Hero, Out Of Practice, Outland, Oz,

P: Pacific Drive, Pan Am, Paradise Falls, Partners, Party Girl, Party of Five, Passions, Peanuts, Penmarric, Penny Dreadful, A Place to Call Home, The Playboy Club, Playing the Field, Please Like Me, Political Animals, Popular, Porridge, A Portrait of a Marriage, The Practice, Pretty Little Liars, Prisoner: Cellblock H, Privileged, Profiler, Project Runway, Public Morals, Pursuit of Happiness, Push,

Q: Quads, Queer As Folk 2, Queer As Folk (UK), Queer As Folk (US), Queer Eye For the Straight Guy,

R: Raising the Bar, Raw FM, Raw, Read Out!, The Real World (1992-2000), The Real World (2002-present), Reaper, Relativity, renegadepress.com, Reno 911!, Rescue Me, Revelations, Revenge, Rhona, Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World, Ripper Street, River City, Riverdale, The Roads to Freedom, Robson Arms, Roc, Roseanne, Rubicon, Rude Awakenings,

S: St. Elsewhere, Santa Barbara, Sara, The Sarah Silverman Program, Saturday Night Live (2008-2013), Saturday Night Live (Also Rans), Saving Hope, Scandal, Sean Saves the World, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Secret Life of Us, Seed, Seinfeld, Sesame Street, Sex & Violence, Sex and the City, Shameless (UK), Shameless (USA), The Shield, $#*! My Dad Says, Shock to the System, Shortland Street (1992-2000), Shortland Street (2006-present), A Shot At Love, Shout, The Simpsons, Sinchronicity, Sirens (UK), Sirens (USA), Sisters, 6Degrees, Six Feet Under, Skins, The Slap, Sleeper Cell, Smash, Snips, So Graham Norton, So NoTORIous, Soap, SoGayTV, Some of My Best Friends, Sons and Daughters, Sophie, The Sopranos, Sordid Lives: The Series, South of Nowhere, South Park, Southland, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance, Spartacus: War of the Damned, Spartacus, Spin and Marty, Spin City, Spun Out, Spyder Games, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Starved, The State Within, Strike Back, Suburgatory, Suddenly Susan, Sugar Rush, The Super Adventure Team, Survivor (2000), Survivor (2001-present), Sweat,

T: Taggart, Tales of the City, Teen Wolf, Tenko, Terry and Julian, These Arms of Mine, These Friends of Mine, Third Man Out, 30 Rock, Thirtysomething, This Life, Three's Company, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tinsel Town, To Play the King, Together, Torchwood, Total Security, The Tracey Ullman Show, Train 48, Trauma, True Blood, The Tudors, 24, Two and a Half Men, Tyrant,

U: U8TV: The Lofters, Ugly Betty, Undateable, Under the Dome, Undercover Princes, UnderCovers, Undressed (1999-2000), Undressed (2001-2002), Unhappily Ever After, The United States of Tara,

V: V Graham Norton, The Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars, Veronica's Closet, A Very Peculiar Practice, Vicious, The View, Viva Blackpool, Viva Laughlin,

W: The War At Home, Warehouse 13, Wasteland, Water Rats, Waterloo Road, Weeds, White Collar, Whitney, Who Wants To Be A Superhero, Will & Grace, Winners & Losers, The Wire, Women In Prison, World Without End,

X: Xena: Warrior Princess,

Y: You Rang, M'Lord?, Young & Hungry, The Young and the Restless,

2.0 The Shows and Characters


2.1 1961 - 1970

2.2 1971 - 1980

2.3 1981 - 1990

2.4 1991 - 2000

Brookside (serial drama) C4 1982-2003 See also Brookside (1985-1990). A twice weekly serial. Beth, a recent addition to the cast, had relationships with a confused female neighbour, and a lesbian college lecturer. Beth later died in prison. Recently a second lesbian couple, Lindsey and Shelley, was introduced, the latter of whom is currently (2000) trying to bed her lover's mother. Paula is Shelley's jealous ex-girlfriend who is determined to win her back.

EastEnders (serial drama) BBC 1985-present

See also EastEnders in the 1980s and EastEnders (2001-present). A straight regular character learned he was HIV+ and became friends with Joe at an HIV counselling centre. George (Colin Kerrigan), an AIDS hospice caregiver, appeared in two episodes in 1992. Lesbian couple Della and Binnie lived in the square for a time before moving to Spain. Tony broke off his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend Tiffany in order to take up with her brother Simon.

E.N.G. (TV newsroom drama) CTV 1991-1994

Mac, a regular character in this series, came out to his co-workers and his brother when he was faced with blackmail by threat of outing.

Grace And Favour (sitcom) BBC 1991-1993

Yes, he's back, and as gay as ever, in spite of the fact that he's been in bed with a woman from episode one on. This sequel to Are You Being Served? airs on some PBS stations under the title Are You Being Served? Again!

A Portrait of Marriage (drama miniseries) BBC c1990/1

Biographical series about British author Vita Sackville-West.

Northern Exposure (ensemble comedy/drama) CBS 1990-1995

Occasional characters, Ron and Erick operated a bed-and-breakfast serving primarily Japanese tourists. The show had another interesting gay angle. The fictitious town of Cicely was founded by lesbian lovers Roslyn and Cicely, when their car broke down in the Alaska wilderness. The final episode of 1992 told the story of Roslyn (Jo Anderson) and Cicely (Yvonne Suhor). Ron and Erick's wedding made real-world headlines in 1994.

The Brittas Empire (sitcom) BBC 1991-1994

Their employer, Mr. Brittas, is the only one who doesn't know they're gay.

The Simpsons (animated sitcom) FOX 1989-present

Smithers is the ultimate sycophant, positively doting on his boss, nuclear power plant mogul Monty Burns. But the interest is more than business, often extending into the romantic, and the erotic. In 2006 Patty, one of Marge Simpson's elder twin sisters, came out. Another scene in 2008 outed Duffman.

Neighbours (serial drama) TEN 1986-present

Life on Ramsay Street. None of the gay/lesbian characters so far has lasted long. Macca was a builder who worked with the main character Doug Willis. Andrew Watson became the subject of school student rumours, and then a campaign by parents for his removal from the classroom. See also Neighbours (2004-2005, 2010-present).

Dream On (sitcom) HBO 1990-1996

Comedy of a divorced New York City book editor, Martin. Mickey is Martin's father, and Roger is Mickey's lover. Occasional characters.

One Life To Live (serial daytime drama) ABC 1968-2012

Billy Douglas moved into Llanview in the summer of 1992, a 17 year old highschool senior. Billy's struggle to come out to himself and his homophobic parents, in the midst of a town bitterly divided over a rumour that the local minister might be gay, occupied a substantial share of OLTL air time over the summer of 1992. Jonathan, lover of the minister's late brother, showed up to ask for help making a quilt panel. Billy met Rick Mitchell carolling on Christmas eve 1992 and left for Yale the next summer. Later in the 1990s transgendered Wendi appeared occasionally, as the bartender at Club Indigo. See also One Life To Live (2004-2005, 2009-present)

The Real World (video-verite documentary) MTV 1992-present

MTV gathers together seven young people to live in an apartment, under the watchful eye of the television camera. Each year has involved a different location and residents. In 1992 (New York) one of the roommates was Norman, a bisexual. He dated Charles Perez (one episode). The 1993 (Los Angeles) cast included a lesbian named Beth. The 1994 (San Francisco) edition included Pedro, an AIDS educator. Pedro and Sean's wedding was the principal content of one episode. The 1996 (Miami) cast includes Dan, who dates Arnie and then Johnny. The 1997 (Boston) edition included Genesis, a lesbian. The 1999 (Hawaii) edition includes bi rapper-poet Ruthie and Harvard law student Justin. The 2000 (New Orleans) edition includes Danny, and occasionally the digitally obscured image of Paul, Danny's military boyfriend. The 1995 (London) and 1998 (Seattle) editions included no explicitly gay, lesbian or bisexual cast members. See also The Real World 2002-present.

Hearts Afire (sitcom) CBS 1992-1995

Political comedy about a conservative, John (John Ritter) who meets and falls in love with a liberal, Georgie (Markie Post). John's ex-wife Diandra and her lover Ruth make three guest appearances over the run of the show. (Capsuto, p. 348).

Eldorado (serial drama) BBC 1992-1993

Serial following a community of expatriot Britons in Spain. Javier was eventually discovered to be having an affair with Freddie.

Melrose Place (serial drama) FOX 1992-1999

Matt was a social worker who ran a shelter for runaways. The character's sexual orientation was mentioned repeatedly in pre-premiere publicity, but was hardly visible on the show for years. Jeffrey, a navy lieutenant, dated Matt briefly, then returned after leaving the Navy, revealing is HIV+ status. Det. Rawlings investigated Matt's second gaybashing, and became violent when Matt refused to date him. Paul dated Matt behind his wife's back, and then framed Matt for her murder. In 1995 Gay rights advocate Tom Riley (Lewis Smith) helped Matt with his wrongful dismissal suit (2 episodes) and as year-end approached Matt began dating Alan, a struggling actor. Alan moved in with Matt in January 1996. David got Matt's old job at the hospital, and seemed to come between Matt and Alan while Alan entered a sham marriage with lesbian actress co-worker Valerie. While in rehabilitation for a drug dependency in the fall of 1996, Matt met Dan, whom he dated until Dan became physically abusive. See also Melrose Place (2009-present).

Seinfeld (sitcom) NBC 1990-1998

George Costanza's on and off relationship with Susan was perhaps never more off than when Susan was dating women.

Drop the Dead Donkey (sitcom) C4 1991-1994

Newsroom sitcom. Helen is the deputy editor of the news program.

Absolutely Fabulous (sitcom) BBC 1992-1994

Occasional characters. Show about Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley), a somewhat neurotic woman fashion designer and a somewhat bitter lush, respectively. Justin is Edina's second ex-husband and her daughter Saffron's father. Patsy claimed on more than one occasion (including in a 1996 Roseanne appearance) that she had been a female to male transsexual for a time, until it "fell off."

Grange Hill (children's serial drama) BBC 1977-present

Youth-audience serial drama covering the lives of kids and teachers in an inner city school. Mr B was introduced into the popular children's drama as a gay man with no hang ups about being gay. His sexuality wasn't discussed for the first year so that the audience would get to know him. Eventually students, parents and other teachers [and the audience] discovered and came to terms with his homosexuality, after which his boyfriend Don and home life were refered to regularly. [Ray 2001]

Emmerdale (serial drama) ITV 1972-present

Titled Emmerdale Farm 1972-1989. "Twice-weekly [now thrice weekly] serial from Yorkshire TV set in the Dales. One of its regular characters, Zoe Tate, daughter of Frank, came out as a lesbian in June 1993." (Howes, p. 224.) Richard appeared in several episodes as Zoe's first gay friend. Two of Zoe's lovers appeared in many episodes. Suzie took Zoe away from Emma just as the two were about to get "married". Since Zoe has dated two previously straight women, Sophie and Becky, and Frankie. Gavin lost his fianceé Bernice when she caught him kissing Jason. See also Emmerdale (2004-present).

To Play the King (drama miniseries) BBC 1994 seen on PBS

Mycroft is a closeted homosexual when we first encounter him in the series, and seems reluctant to admit even to himself that he might be gay. After meeting and falling in love with flight steward Ken Charterhouse (Jack Fortune), he is forced to admit his homosexuality to the press and resigns his position in the royal service.

Beverly Hills 90210 (highschool/college drama) FOX 1990-2000

After appearing in a couple of episodes involving fraternity-related plots, Kappa Epsilon Gamma fraternity president Mike Ryan (recast) was accidentially outed by one of the regular characters. A couple of seasons earlier, the apparently gay (but not yet declared or decided) high school athlete Kyle Conner (David Lascher) appeared twice. Alison first appeared sharing a burning building with Kelly. In the fall of 1996 Kelly began volunteering at an AIDS hospice, she met Jimmy. Late in the series run Steve's mother Samantha came out.

Sisters (drama) NBC 1991-1996

Occasional character Norma is the producer of one of the title sisters' local television talk show.

The John Laroquette Show (sitcom) NBC 1993-1996

Situation comedy set in a bus station. Recurring minor roles included Teddi and Pat, gay transvestites.

Cutters (sitcom) CBS 1993

A stodgy mens barbershop merges with the neighbouring trendy women's beauty parlour. Troy, a supporting role, was a two time Olympic track and field medal winner turned hair stylist. (Capsuto, p. 293).

Homicide: Life on the Street (police drama) NBC 1993-1999

As the 1997-98 season went on, always sexually unconventional detective Bayliss began exploring a new tangent, eventually accepting the self-description "bi-curious."

Between the Lines (police drama) BBC c1993-1995 or 1996

One of the main characters was a lesbian police officer who in the third series acquired a lover named Kate. She was out to her partner Tony (Neil Pearson) on the series, but not out to her supervisors. She split up with her girlfriend later in the series.

Heartbreak High (teen angst drama) TEN 1994-1999

This drama focused on the lives and loves of the disadvantaged students at Hartley High. During a story about another teacher on the verge of an affair with a student, Graham wondered what the parents would think if they knew he was gay. In the next episode Graham was falsely accused of fondling a male student, and his question was answered.

Tales of the City (serial drama miniseries) C4 1993 seen on PBS 1994
More Tales of the City (serial drama miniseries) C4 and Showtime 1998
Further Tales of the City (serial drama miniseries) Showtime 2001

Armistead Maupin's first and second `Tales' novels (of six) brought to television by British financing. The residents of 28 Barbary Lane, and their friends and lovers. The first series with gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and `others' since Number 96. Tales cameo appearances as the "A Gays" include Arch Gidde (Ian McKellen), Bill Hill (Lance Loud), and Rick Hampton (Bob Mackie). More Tales "A Gays" cameos include Henry Callaway Kent (Brian Bedford), Edward Bass Matheson (Dan Butler), and Arlington Luce (Scott Thompson).

Shortland Street (serial drama) TVNZ 1992-present

Set in a privately run emergency clinic. Jonathan is the twenty-something son of the clinic's original owner and has had relationships with a variety of characters including his first boyfriend Jamie. Another story line involved him sleeping with Mani, a bisexual male who was also seriously dating one of the female nurses. Central character Nick Harrison's girlfriend Willow was bisexual. Ewan and Jordan's relationship was a surprise for Jordan's mother Moira. See also Shortland Street (2006-present).

G.P. (medical drama) ABCTV 1988 (or 1989)-1996

Title short for `General Practitioner.' G.P. gained a positive reputation for its presentation of AIDS, gay/lesbian, and other social/medical issues. In 1992 a gay doctor joined the practice, but was graphically shown being gay-bashed (twice) and murdered in the second attack. In 1994? the show added another gay doctor to the practice.

My So-Called Life (teen angst drama) ABC 1994-1995

Highschool drama centred on a girl and her two best friends, one of whom is gay. When Rickie was kicked out of his home, Mr. Katimski struggled with whether or not to open his home.

Daddy's Girls (sitcom) CBS 1994

Sitcom set in a clothing company. Action centred on a newly single father and his three daughters. Dennis was a fashion designer.

General Hospital (daytime serial drama) ABC 1963-present

Beginning in 1994 the character of John Hanley was a recurring character, each year co-chairing the annual AIDS Ball charity fundraiser. The character and the actor were both HIV-positive, and when actor Lee Mathis died in early 1996, John Hanley's [off screen] death was mourned on the show. Mr. Murty [occasional from 1997] was erroneously suspected in the sexual assault of a female student.

This Life (serial drama) BBC2 1994-1997, 2007

Set in a town house in London with 5 people sharing a house who met at college training to be barristers. Ferdy is bisexual.

Friends (sitcom) NBC 1994-2004

Occasional characters. Generation X sitcom about a group of six friends, one of whom is divorced from his pregnant ex-wife Carol. Participating in the pregnancy and the child's life means accommodating Carol's new lifestyle, with her lover Susan.

Party of Five (drama) FOX 1994-2000

Occasional character Ross is violin teacher to Claudia, the second youngest of the five orphans of the title. Older sister Julia (Neve Campbell) became enamoured of a lesbian guest writer lecturing to her college writing class (three episode guest appearance). [Still seeking additional information on babysitter Victor (Wilson Cruz).]

Revelations (drama) ITV 1994, 1996

Drama focusing on a family living near Manchester, England. Bisexual drug addict Gabriel had an affair with another man before marrying wife Rachel, and when Rachel disappeared he had a one-night stand with another man. The show also featured possibly TV's first lesbian vicar.

All My Children (serial daytime drama) ABC 1970-2011

See also All My Children in the 1980s. In 1995 producers introduced a full-time (as opposed to short-term) gay character. Michael's sexual orientation was revealed several months after his addition to the cast. In the ensuing controversy about a gay teacher in the classroom, `Mr. D.' developed a platonic friendship with an employee of the local TV station. Kevin, one of Mike's students and the leading homophobe's younger brother, came out. By September 1996 Mike and Brad had started dating, and moved in together in January 1997. Actor Chris Bruno was contracted for only occasional appearances (a few times per year) after April 1997. During the summer of 1997 Kevin endured "reparative therapy" by a conversion therapist sponsored by his homophobic parents.

In the fall of 2000 Bianca, the daughter of no less a central character than Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), began to cautiously admit to close friends that she knew she was gay. The storyline involved lesbian occasional characters Rain, Bianca's homeless friend and guide, and Sarah, Bianca's anorexic former first love. Bianca eventually developed a mutual romantic relationship with Lena, an employee of her mother's company. After a sequence of soap opera plots, Bianca moved to Paris (For characters introduced after Bianca's full-time return to Pine Valley in 2006, see All My Children 2006-2007.)

Guiding Light (serial drama) radio 1937-1956, CBS 1952-2009

Oldest television program in the world. Known as The Guiding Light 1937-1978. Wyatt, a recurring character, was an HIV counselor and appeared in several episodes between 1995 and 1997.

Liberty Street (drama) CBC 1995-1996

Generation X drama about the inhabitants of a warehouse converted into apartments. Nathan is one of the tenants, a gay native ex-bicycle courier. At the start of the second season Nathan introduced his new boyfriend James.

Madison (highschool drama) CGS/Global 1993-1997

Occasional character. Member of a band in which one of the regulars plays.

NYPD Blue (police drama) ABC 1993-2005

Minor character, the temp desk clerk at the stationhouse. In 1995 detective Adrienne Lesniak (Justine Miceli) deflected an unwanted suitor by claiming to be gay, but then began to wonder whether or not she might be. In 1996 John Irvin transfered from the 15th precinct to the Public Morals division (and from drama to comedy, and from ABC to CBS). The 1996/97 season saw the addition of officer Abby Sullivan and her lover Kathy.

Mad About You (sitcom) NBC 1992-1999

Occasional characters. Paul Buchman's sister Debbie came out in 1996. Debbie's lover Joan became gynacologist to Paul's wife Jamie.

The Larry Sanders Show (sitcom) HBO 1992-1998

In 1995 Larry's sidekick Hank Kingsley (Jeffrey Tambor) hired his temp personal assistant full time.

Muscle (serial sitcom) WB 1995

Comedy soap opera parody set in a gym. Bronwyn was a gym member and anchor of the local news.

The Crew (sitcom) FOX 1995-1996

Sitcom about four flight attendents, two men and two women. One of the men is gay and out. Although a lead character, his principal role seemed to be as a foil for the man-hungry middle-aged woman supervisor.

Pursuit of Happiness (sitcom) NBC 1995

A home-and-office sitcom centred on lawyer Steve Rutledge (Tom Amandes). His best friend and fellow lawyer has a revelation to tell.

Courthouse (drama) CBS 1995

Ensemble drama set among several judges and other courthouse workers, including a lesbian judge and her lover.

Live Shot (TV newsroom drama) UPN 1995-1996?

The sports anchor is very closeted, even maintaining a separate apartment from his lover.

Unhappily Ever After (sitcom) WB 1995-1999

Recurring character. Sitcom about a couple, Jack and Jennie Malloy, who are having a hard go at marriage. Barry is the best friend of the lead couple's children Ryan and Tiffany.

Cybill (sitcom) CBS 1995-1998

Sitcom about Cybill (Cybill Shepherd), a mature but struggling actress and her best friend Maryann (Christine Baranski), a divorcee lush. At their favourite restaurant they are served by their regular waiter. Waiter rarely has more than a line or two, and no name.

The City (daytime serial drama) ABC 1995-1997

Continuation of the 1983-1995 serial Loving, with the setting shifted to Manhattan. Supermodel Azure C. was revealed to be a male-to-female transsexual in 1996, much to the shock of her Latino fiance Bernardo.

Agony Again (sitcom) BBC 1995

Maureen Lipman reprises the role of Jane Lucas from Agony, this time with a gay son, Michael. Michael meets Will Brewer, the hunky star of an Australian soap opera called Surfin' Around.

High Society (sitcom) CBS 1995-1996

Sitcom about Dott (Mary McDonnell), a woman in the publishing business, and her best friend Ellie (Jean Smart), an author / lush. Dott's personal assistant is gay.

Hollyoaks (teen serial drama) C4 1995-present

Teenage soap set in a fiction suburb of Chester, England. Bazz is a DJ who came out as bisexual to his girlfriend but later realised he was gay after sleeping with another man. More recently bisexual character Jas was introduced. She had previously been involved with another woman and has slept with another previously heterosexual character, Ruth Benson (Terri Dwyer), who bitterly regreted their night of passion. See also Hollyoaks (2006-present).

Water Rats (police drama) 9NA 1996-2001

"If it's wet, it's ours!" Crime, the environment, and action, set in and around the Sydney Harbour police.

Pacific Drive (serial drama) 9NA 1995-1997

The sinful saga of hungry young professionals who work, live and play on the playground that is Pacific Drive. Zoe is the bubbly young Office Administrator for Kingsley Inc, the conglomerate which has real estate and media interests as well as a swimwear design company on Pacific Drive.

Taggart (detective drama) ITV 1983-present

Long running British detective/murder mystery series.

Sweat (drama) TEN 1996-1997?

Series based around the `Sports West Academy', a training academy for young elite athletes. The young athletes are thrown in together in a 'live-in' situation at SWA. Snowy is a 17 year old cyclist.

After the Beep (sitcom) ABCTV 1996

Series based on thirtyish Jo, who hates her life, her job, her mother, her slutty sister, ... Her best friend is Mae, a guppie lesbian who runs a bridal boutique.

City Life (serial drama) TVNZ 1996-1998

This serial follows the lives of several yuppies who are bequeathed a small apartment block in Auckland city. Ryan is a permanent member of the cast and a large part of episode five is devoted to meeting the new boyfriend Michael.

Ellen [first season title: These Friends of Mine] (sitcom) ABC 1994-1998

Ellen's friends include gay couple Peter and Barrett [occasional characters]. Ellen Morgan's self acceptance as a lesbian at the end of the 1996/97 season occasioned more real world press attention than any other gay or lesbian character before, as the first openly gay or lesbian lead/title character in U.S. commercial prime time programming. ABC/Disney cancelled Ellen a year later, apparently displeased by the show's content.

Dalziel & Pascoe (mystery) BBC 1996-present.

Murder mystery/police format. Series of 10 two-hour movies (as of 1998).

Casualty (hospital drama) BBC1 1986-present.

Medical drama set in the emergency department of Holby General hospital. See also Casualty (2007- ).

Nash Bridges (police drama) CBS 1996-2001.

Occasional characters. Set in San Francisco. Stacy is Nash Bridges' sister. Pepe, who thinks partners Nash and Joe are lovers, has a talent for office organization. In addition, straight cop Joe Dominguez (Cheech Marin) owns a gay bar.

Party Girl (sitcom) FOX 1996

Sitcom set among librarians. Derrick is a friend of the lead character.

Lush Life (sitcom) FOX 1996

Gay bartender friend of the principal characters. Cancelled after three episodes.

Profiler (crime drama) NBC 1996-2000

George is a civilian member of the Violent Crimes Task Force, an elite law enforcement agency pursuing primarily psychopath serial killers.

Spin City (sitcom) ABC 1996-2002

Michael J. Fox plays the deputy mayor of New York in this sitcom about politics and media relations. Mayor's staff includes a gay activist. Carter's love life has included ex-lover Spence (Luke Perry), fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi (Isaac Mizrahi) and navy officer Nate (Lou Diamond Phillips) [one episode each], and boxer Bennett (Clayton Prince) [two episodes].

Relativity (drama) ABC 1996-1997

Male of the central romantic [heterosexual] couple has a lesbian sister. From the producers of Thirtysomething and My So-Called Life..

Public Morals (police sitcom) CBS 1996

John Irvin went from being a minor recurring character in the police drama NYPD Blue to a full time member of the cast in this situation comedy based in the NYPD public morals division. Show cancelled after a single episode aired.

Bedtime (drama) Showtime 1996-199?

Lesbian couple in drama about relationships, told through their bedtime conversations.

ER (medical drama) NBC 1994-present.

Dr. Maggie Doyle came out as a lesbian in 1997. In the fall of 1995 the cast included paramedics Shep and (until his death in a fire) Raoul (Carlos Gomez). Another character once remarked that Raoul was gay. Nurse Takata [male] began appearing in 1997. Beginning in the fall of 2000 Dr. Carrie Weaver became closer to out lesbian psychiatrist Kim Legaspi.

Chicago Hope (medical drama) CBS 1994-2000

Occasional character Dr. Lawrence collaborated with principal character Dr. Shutt (Adam Arkin) on a research project and asked him out on a date. [Three episodes]. Dr. Hancock came out in 1998.

Suddenly Susan (sitcom) NBC 1996-2000

Occasional character. Pete works in the mail room. His partner Hank (Fred Stoller) has also appeared. Cast revamped for the 1999/00 season.

And the Beat Goes On (drama) C4 1996

Drama set in 1960s Liverpool. Kenneth is a married but gay bar owner who is blackmailed over the fact he has sexual encounters with strangers in public toilets. The blackmailer turns out to be one of his employees, who is also gay and blackmailed Kenneth apparently from bitterness that Kenneth didn't fancy him and also from a loathing for his own sexual feelings.

Family Affairs (serial drama) C5 1997-2005

Bisexual Susie went out with Duncan Hart, then later dated his sister Holly. Holly announced she was gay but the pair later split and Holly went back to dating men. A year later the pair got back together before splitting once more. Student Clive Starr (Huw Bevan) has suffered gay-bashing and homophobia from his older brother, and has a crush on his straight flatmate.

Fired Up (sitcom) NBC 1997-1998

Occasional role. Ashley is the son of the owner of the bar where the principal characters congregate. Dad is very accepting of his son.

Head Over Heals (sitcom) UPN 1997

Situation comedy set in a video dating service. Characters include Ian, a celebate bisexual romance counsellor.

Raw FM (drama) ABCTV 1997-1998

Series set in a GenX radio station.

American Journal (news magazine) Syndicated 1993-1998

Somewhat sensationalistic tabloid-style news magazine.

Riverdale (serial drama) CBC 1997-2000

Serial drama of the Coronation Street/EastEnders variety, set in a diverse Toronto neighbourhood. George is the owner/operator of the Riverdale Community News, a shoppers' weekly he wants to turn into a "real" newspaper, or a scandal sheet. From the producers of Liberty Street.

413 Hope St. (drama) FOX 1997-1998

Drama set in a New York tean crisis centre. Characters include a young, gay, HIV-positive African American. Although Prince continued to be credited, Melvin disappeared after the first few episodes.

Veronica's Closet (sitcom) NBC 1997-2000

"Veronica's Closet" is a women's lingerie company. The company president's assistant Josh insists he is straight, but everyone else (including his own mother) keep telling him he is gay. As the show wrapped up its last season Josh came to realize that he in fact was gay.

Total Security (detective drama) ABC 1997

Private investigator drama. Characters include George, the office manager.

The Practice (lawyer drama) ABC 1997-2004

Three episode guest appearance, Joey was cleared of the knife murder of his lover, only to be charged with the knife murder of his new lover several months later.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (supernatural teen angst drama) WB 1997-2003

Buffy and her friends have dating problems, school problems, parent problems, and slay vampires. Larry, a fellow highschool student, appeared in three episodes before being more prominantly featured revealing the secret his mean demeanor was meant to shield. Larry may have been killed in the graduation episode at the end of the 1998-99 season. During the 1999-2000 season previously heterosexual regular character Willow developed a intense friendship with fellow witch Tara, culminating in a declaration of love as the season ended.

Oz (prison drama) HBO 1997-2003

Gritty, critcally praised prison drama series contains a lot of situational, often predatory homosexual behaviour, and a prisoner or two has described their sexuality as (more or less) "whatever I need to do to survive." Billie Keane, a minor character, is one of the few speaking roles self-identifying as gay [three episodes]. Richie represented gay inmates on the Em City council and took the fall for a jailhouse murder. After an appeal got him off death row he returned to the Em City unit where he was promptly killed. Beecher and Keller, both straight on the outside, passed through a brutal, vengeful, deceitful "courtship" to eventually admit to being lovers by the 2000 season. Cramer was imprisoned for murdering his lover. "Natalie" was another member of the prison's gay faction.

Playing the Field (sports drama) BBC1 1997?, 1999

Drama focusing on a womens' football team in Northern England. Angie is a lesbian in a relationship with a previously straight woman, Gabi. The pair split at the end of the first series but by the end of the second were back together.

South Park (animated sitcom) Comedy Central 1997-present

Popular cartoon for grown-ups, centred on a group of fourth graders in South Park, Colorado. Occasional character "Big Gay Al" operates a boat ride and a gay animal refuge.

Push (sports drama) ABC 1998

Serial about a group of young athletes training for the 2000 Olympics. Only two episodes aired and it's not clear if Scott's sexual orientation made it to broadcast.

Breakers (serial drama) TEN 1998-1999

Serial drama about the lives and loves of the residents and employees of a building in Bondi, New South Wales, called Breakers. Lucy is bisexual. Kelly is her romantic interest. Peter is Vince's boyfriend.

Coronation Street (serial drama) BBC 1960-present

Thity-eight years on the air, and a dozen years after EastEnders introduced its first gay character, Coronation Street took the plunge, not with a gay or lesbian character but with Hayley, a male-to-female transsexual. See also Coronation Street 2003-present.

Linc's (drama-sitcom) Showtime 1998-2000

Show set in a Washington DC bar. [Advocate 1998]. Rosalee is the bar owner's niece[?].

Will & Grace (sitcom) NBC 1998-2006

Grace is a straight woman, Will is her best friend. The schtick is that they are perfect for each other, except that she's a woman. First American post-Ellen lead gay character. Will finally dated someone during the 2000-01 season, closeted sportscaster Matthew (3 episodes). Will & Grace's friends Larry and Joe appear occasionally. Karen, while usually married to or dating a man, seemed always to be running into former female lovers, including Martina Navratilova (herself) who claimed it was Karen that made her a lesbian. From 2001 deeply closeted Beverley Leslie appeared occasionally (11 episodes), twice with his "business associate" Benji (Brian A. Setzer). Will and Jack worked together to help Karen's relative Barry adapt to being gay (4 episodes). Jack dated Stuart in 2004 (5 episodes). In season six (March 2004) Will meets future boyfriend, police officer Vince D'Angelo. On-again/off-again through 2004/05 and 2005/06 seasons (15 episodes in all), the series ended with them on again. Will dated James in 2006 (5 episodes).

The Brian Benben Show (sitcom) CBS 1998

TV news station sitcom. Billy was a supporting regular.

So Graham Norton (chat show) C4 1998-2002
V Graham Norton (chat show) C4 2002-2003
NY Graham Norton (chat show) C4 2004
The Graham Norton Effect (chat show) Comedy Central 2004
The Graham Norton Show (chat show) BBC 2007-present

Irish comedian/presenter Graham Norton's chat show has so far spanned five titles, three broadcasters and two continents.

Living in Captivity (sitcom) FOX 1998

Sitcom centred on a group of upwardly mobile people living in a suburban gated community. Gordon manned the gate and leered.

Rude Awakenings (sitcom) Showtime 1998-2001

Lesbian AA friend of the lead. [Orientation of character reported in The Advocate 1998].

Crapston Villas, SE69 (puppet sitcom) C4 1998-1999?

From the producers of Spitting Image. Cast of characters in a fictious forgotten London slum, Slumington. Robbie and Larry are upstairs residents. "If Larry is all depth (opera, art and rampaging insecurity), then Robbie is all surface (Boyzone, gossip and the perfect peroxide)."

Sex and the City (sitcom) HBO 1998-2004

Stanford was Carrie's gay friend, Anthony was Charlotte's. Marcus was Stanford's boyfriend.

Fair City (drama) RTÉ 1988-present

Fair City is a gritty, controversial drama set in a fictional northside suburb of Dublin City, Ireland named Carrigstown which addresses real life and controversial issues in their diverse storylines [tv.com].

Felicity (teen angst drama) WB 1998-2002

Javier manages the coffee house where lead character Felicity and one of her romantic interests work. Javier and his boyfriend were married in the 1999/2000 season finale.

Dawson's Creek (teen angst drama) WB 1998-2003

Angst-ridden teens from disfunctional families form the core of the cast of this highschool drama. Jack fits right in... his mother's mentally unstable, his dad's missing, his sister is on psychological medication, and after dating Joey [a girl] he can explain why he's such a non-pressuring gentleman. During the 1999-2000 season Jack met and became friends with Ethan but a romance was not to be. Tobey was Jack's 2000/01 potential love interest. Jack's fraternity brother Eric's discomfort around Jack turned out to be internalized homophobia. Jack met David in 2002. In the series finale out-of-the-closet Jack and deeply closeted Doug were living together.

Hollywood Squares (game show) NBC 1966-1980, Syndicated 1972-1980, 1986-1989, 1998-2004

With regulars or guest celebrities like Paul Lynde and Richard Simmons there were often opportunities for oblique gay or fey humour, but it was not until the 1998 version when an openly gay celebrity occupied a square. Vilanch is also a head writer for the show.

The Super Adventure Team (puppet sitcom) MTV 1998

Adult-audience satire of childrens' super hero programming. Head is closeted, revealing his orientation in the way he reacts to other male characters.

Queer As Folk (serial drama) C4 1999
Queer As Folk 2 (serial drama) C4 2000

British drama set in and among a group of gay friends and acquaintenances. Stuart and Vince have been friends since childhood. Nathan, as Vince says, is "the one night stand that never went away." Bernard describes Stuart as "Manchester's champion shagger." Lesbian couple Romey and Lisa are parents of a newborn son. Another lesbian couple, Siobhan and Susie (Sarah Jones) are their friends. An American version produced for the Showtime cable channel [2000].

Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie (sitcom) BBC 1999

In this flatsharing comedy, the heterosexual Kathy (always going on about sex but rarely getting any) lives together with Tom, a gay actor (always dreaming about starring roles but rarely getting any).

Bad Girls (prison drama) ITV 1999-2006

Drama set in a women's prison. Shell is bisexual and Denny's girlfriend. Helen and Nikki became increasingly attracted to each other during the course of the series after Nikki split from her girlfriend, and in the penultimate episode shared a kiss in Nikki's cell.

Undressed (anthology serial drama/comedy) MTV 1999-2002

Serial drama focusing on the social and sexual interactions of 20-somethings. Characters appear generally for short runs of a half-dozen episodes or so. Two separate seasons aired in 2000.

1999: Evan shares a dorm room with straight roommate Cliff. Andy is troubled by boyfriend Joel's collection of straight porn. Andy and Joel play it straight when Andy's brother Brick and his "navy buddy" Ned visit. Samantha & Joan and Jonathan & Kirk swap partners to fool the government into letting Jonathan stay in the United States.

2000(i): Identical twins Mona and Dominique swap partners (Joy and Jonathan, respectively), surprising everyone. Joy's roommate Pilar develops a romantic interest in the twins. Quentin accepts an offer to move in with his boyfriend Daniel, leaving Quentin's roommate Rex feeling abandoned.

2000(ii): Zia comes between Beth and Helen. Straight guy Ben manipulates the affections of Lauren and Jake to get his homework done. Nicole has to move out so Chuck's boyfriend Neil can move in. Colin diagnoses Frank's shyness over public displays of affection as homophobia. Hal likes Sid, who isn't so sure he's gay.

For characters appearing in 2001 and 2002 Undressed (2001-2002).

Beggars & Choosers (drama) Showtime 1999-2000

Drama set behind the scenes at a struggling television network. Malcolm sees his sexual orientation as a potential glass ceiling for his career ambitions. Wayne is Malcolm's lover. Larry is a drag queen friend of Malcolm's.

Action (sitcom) FOX 1999 [episodes unaired on FOX syndicated 2000]

Sitcom centred on a hotshot Hollywood movie producer. Stuart is the lead character's right-hand man and Bobby G. is his boss, and his ex-wife's husband. Action-movie actor Cole Riccardi (Richard Burgi) appeared in two episodes.

Oh Grow Up (sitcom) ABC 1999

Three college roomates, now in their early 30s, are once again roommates. Ford has just moved in after coming out to his wife. Sal is the boss of one of the other roommates.

Wasteland (drama) ABC 1999

Short-lived series following six post-college friends including a deeply closeted soap opera actor.

Mission Hill (animated sitcom) WB 1999-2002

Gus and Wally are the older gay couple living in the apartment next door to the French brothers (the main characters).

The City (drama) CTV 1999-2000

Drama centred on City Hall employees.

Burnside (police drama) ITV 2000

Dave is a sidekick to the central detective.

Survivor (game show) CBS 2000-present

Part The Real World, part Lord of the Flies, part Beat The Clock and just a little bit Gilligan's Island, sixteen individuals isolated as a group for more than a month to compete and cooperate to survive. Richard, one of the contestants, turns out to be gay. He also turns out to be the sole survivor [contest winner] and a million dollars richer. See also Survivor (2001-present).

American High (teen angst video verite documentary) FOX 2000 PBS 2001

Fourteen teens at a highschool near Chicago were given video cameras and followed by two professional camera crews during the 1999/2000 school year. The footage was then edited into episodes. One of the teens, Brad, is gay and out. Series cancelled after four episodes aired (two nights). Series resurfaced in its entirety on PBS in 2001.

Rhona (sitcom) BBC2 2000

Rhona is a freelance video reviewer (BBC website).

Big Brother (game show) C4 2000-present

A group of contestants are isolated together in a house under 24-hour video and audio survelance for a few months. They are voted out one by one, the last resident winning a cash prize. Anna voted runner up in 2000. Remade in at least 15 other countries, including the United States and Australia. For subsequent seasons see Big Brother (U.K.) (2001-present).

Girlfriends (sitcom) UPN 2000-2006, CW 2006-present

A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan [imdb]. Girlfriend Lynn is bisexual and was even engaged (briefly) to a woman [glaad].

Attachments (drama) BBC 2000-2001?

Drama featuring a group of twenty-somethings launching a web site. Sophie is the site's content manager. Luce (Claudia Harrison) considers her options after a falling out with her husband and business partner Mike.

Tinsel Town (drama miniseries) BBC2 2000-2001

Drama set in the Glasgow club scene. Ryan doesn't know Lewis is a cop. Lewis doesn't know Ryan is underage. Lex is a bisexual woman, and the target of a stalker. Stella is the transvestite who owns the club "Tinsel Town," the series main setting. Robin is a friend of Ryan's. Ash replaced Robin behind the bar as Ryan's work buddy in the 2001 season.

Our Hero (teen-oriented sitcom) CBC 2000-2002.

Central character is a highschool student who writes and publishes a zine. Ross is one of her circle of friends.

Dark Angel (science fiction) FOX 2000-2002.

Set in a post-apocalyptic America, Original Cindy is one of the central character's friends and co-workers.

Bette (sitcom) CBS 2000-2001

Oscar is one of several characters charged with taking care of high-maintenance diva Bette Midler (Bette Midler).

Normal, Ohio (sitcom) FOX 2000.

Butch returns to his small town after coming out. Previously announced title: Don't Ask.

These Arms of Mine (drama) CBC 2000-2001.

Story of a diverse group of (mostly) thirty-somethings in Vancouver. Randy is Steven's friend and neighbour. Adam and Steven begin dating.

Queer As Folk (serial drama) Showtime 2000-2005

American adaptation of the British production Queer As Folk transferred from Manchester, England to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michael's boyfriends: Dave and Ben. Brian's boyfriends: Justin. Justin's boyfriends: Brian and Ethan. Emmett's boyfriends: George. Ted's boyfriends: Blake and Kip.

Grosse Pointe (sitcom) WB 2000-2001.

Behind-the-scenes view of the production of a soap opera. Actor Richard Towers has the hots for the younger actor who plays his son.

At Home With the Braithwaites (drama miniseries) ITV 2000.

A six part series in which middle class wife and mother of three daughters Alison Braithwaite wins &gbp;38 million and decides to keep it a secret from her dysfunctional family and set up a charity. Her college dropout daughter Virginia is secretly a lesbian until an emotional coming out scene with her mother in episode three. Her mother Alison then reveals she was the big lottery winner. Lover is Tamsin (Lucy Whelan).

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