The Writers of Wales Database

DAVIES, RUSSELL T

Russell T. DaviesTV scriptwriter. Born in Swansea. Made the transition from producing for the BBC to scriptwriting with a highly–regarded six–part drama serial for children, 'Dark Season'. Subsequent work included a BAFTA Children’s Award-winning episode of Granada’s 'Children’s Hospital'. The groundbreaking 'Queer as Folk', which attracted controversy and praise in equal measure when it was screened on Channel 4 in 1999, was followed by a sequel in 2000. Further television work included the mini-series 'Bob and Rose', the fantasy drama 'The Second Coming' and a series about the life of Casanova. Current work includes 'Mine All Mine', set in Mumbles and 'MGM' (More Gay Men) which will be a "big gay series", revisiting some of the themes of 'Queer as Folk', but "a bit more 40-year-old”. He is also chief writer and executive producer of BBC Wales’ revival of 'Doctor Who' and the spin-off 'Torchwood'.

Selected Publications:
Dark Season (BBC Books, 1991)
Damaged Goods (New Doctor Who Adventures) (Dr Who, 1996)
Queer as Folk: The Scripts (Channel 4 Books, 1999)
Doctor Who: Shooting Scripts (BBC Books, 2005)
The Doctor Who Storybook 2007 (Panini Publishing, 2006)

Contributed to:
Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale (co-writer) (Random House, 2008)