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Hazel Tyler is a secondary character in the Channel 4 drama series Queer as Folk, and a guest character on Cucumber. As Vince's mother, she acts as the mother hen of her son's group of friends.


A free spirit and a nostalgic of the demonstrations and riots of the seventies, Hazel is a woman with a strong personality, who had to face a very hard life. Growing up a child alone, struggling against the company that is looking favourably a single mom, even less the single mother of a homosexual.

Physical Appearance[]

Hazel is a woman in her forties with light skin and hair a bright red, which later become briefly mahogany for a few episodes and who dresses in an eccentric manner, in style with the 80s and 90s. When appearing in Cucumber, she is considerably aged, her hair is now white and with dark clothes, which have replaced the bright colors of her previous life.


Vince Tyler[]

Stuart Alan Jones[]

Bernard Thomas[]


  • You know you're getting older when the drama queens start looking younger! -Hazel in Episode 2
  • Get me a big box of Surf [washing powder], I’ve got double the laundry. It’s all bedsheets. I’d forgotten how much teenage boys masturbate. -Hazel in Episode 5


  • In the American remake of Queer As Folk, Hazel's character is replaced by that of Debbie Novotny, with whom she shares many characteristics.
  • Hazel appears in one of Russell T Davies other hit series Cucumber, where she has aged significantly.
    • Hazel is the only character from Queer As Folk to appear in Cucumber, although certain "events that everyone knows about happened in Manchester" were mentioned by Daniel, referring to the antics of Vince and Stuart.
    • Lance is approached in the crowd livens Canal Street by a now elderly Hazel, who warns him about quickies and random sex and from bad guys, because living so recklessly will inevitably lead to suffer the consequences.
  • Hazel has a lodger named Bernard Thomas, who is an eccentric gay man