Stephen Russell Davies OBE, better known as Russell T Davies, is a Welsh screenwriter and television producer whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, Casanova, the 2005 revival of the classic British science fiction series Doctor Who, and the trilogy Cucumber, Tofu, and Banana.
|Drama's not safe and it's not pretty and it's not kind. People expect the basic template of television drama where there might be naughty villains, but everyone ends up having a nice cup of tea. You've got to do big moral choices and show the terrible things people do in terrible situations. Drama is failing if it doesn't do that.|
|I hate the idea that I have to represent any particular section of society; I just write good telly, that's all.||Society|
|I love having debates with people when they are debates but some people, you just can't. Some people shouldn't be given the oxygen.||Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex|
|It's tough and it should be tough - it should never be easy to be given millions of pounds to make a drama. The coalition government is doing terrible things to the BBC, but drama will survive even if we end up putting on a play in a backroom of a pub.||Government|
|The marvelous thing about 'Doctor Who' is that it tells stories that no one else can tell.|