Masterclass and Interview Born in Swansea, Russell was a producer for BBC and Granada children's programmes before becoming a full-time writer. He created *Queer As Folk* in 1999 (Red Productions for Channel 4) and his work includes *The Second Coming* , *Bob & Rose* and *Casanova* . In 2005, he revived *Doctor Who* for the BBC, and created the spin-offs *Torchwood* and *The Sarah Jane Adventures* . Since then, he has written *Cucumber and Banana* (Channel 4), *A Very English Scandal* and *Years and Years* (BBC One) and his next series *Boys* (Channel 4).
- Russell T Davies