The BEST Episodes of Queer as Folk

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2021

Network: Channel 4

Stuart Jones (Aidan Gillen) has got it all. He's rich, drop-dead gorgeous and always the centre of attention. He can be forgiven the arrogance because he's pretty close to perfection. His best mate Vince Tyler (Craig Kelly) is funny, adorable and definitely a babe but, unlike his friend, has zero confidence in himself. Since time began, Vince has carried a torch for Stuart but his love remains firmly unrequited. They're both 29, hitting Canal Street every night, stalwarts of the scene but just starting to wonder where else their lives may be going. Then along comes Nathan Maloney (Charlie Hunnam). Young, wild and coming out with a vengeance, he crowbars his way into their world and once he arrives, nothing is ever the same again.


#1 - D.I.S.C.O.

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 16, 1999

Stuart and Vince go to Phil’s funeral where they meet up with numerous friends including his accountant Cameron Roberts, and come face to face with his mother’s grief.

star 8.37
27 votes

#2 - Thirty

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 6, 1999

Stuart throws a surprise party for Vince’s 30th birthday, and becomes implicated in a dubious plan to discredit Romey’s potential husband Lance.

star 8.33
21 votes
...Into the Fire

#3 - ...Into the Fire

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 22, 2000

When Alexander’s parents turn on him, Stuart’s anger puts him on the wrong side of the law. Vince is up for a promotion at work, while one of Nathan's teachers seems to side with Nathan's bullies.

star 8.24
21 votes
Stuart Alan Jones

#4 - Stuart Alan Jones

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 2, 1999

Stuart pursues a client, Vince (not ‘out’ at work) is pursued by the new girl and Nathan, verging on obsession, is desperate to find Stuart again.

star 8.18
39 votes
Writers: Russell T Davies
Meet the Parents

#5 - Meet the Parents

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 30, 1999

Stuart and Marie visit their parents, and Vince introduces Cameron to his mum. Meanwhile, Stuart has a violent confrontation with Nathan’s father.

star 8.12
25 votes
Out of the Closet...

#6 - Out of the Closet...

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 15, 2000

Vince’s love for Stuart remains unrequited, but the sexual buzz between them is becoming irresistible. Stuart is forced to out himself to his parents, when he is blackmailed. Meanwhile, Nathan reappears to celebrate his return from London.

star 8.12
25 votes
Directors: Menhaj Huda
Writers: Russell T Davies
A Night Out

#7 - A Night Out

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 9, 1999

Stuart and Vince, on a wild night out, are pursued by Nathan and Rosalie, and Phil makes a new friend… with deadly consequences.

star 8.07
41 votes
The Date

#8 - The Date

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 23, 1999

Stuart makes some new friends, while Nathan’s behaviour makes Hazel furious and Janice desperate.

star 7.96
25 votes

#9 - Punchline

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 13, 1999

Vince is petrified that Rosalie has revealed his secret. Stuart experiences rejection for the first time. And Cameron declares his love to Vince.

star 7.96
23 votes

#10 - Thursday

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 23, 1999

Stuart and Vince, stalwarts of the Manchester gay scene, are out on the pull in Canal Street.

star 7.86
65 votes
Writers: Russell T Davies