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Meeting People is Easy was the first episode in the first series of Queer as Folk. Importantly, it saw Stuart bring Nathan, a fifteen-year-old on his first night out, home for a one-night stand. This episode also featured the birth of Alfie to Romey, having been conceived from Stuart's sperm.


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  • Suzie Smith - Sarah Jones
  • Baby Alfred - Alfred Robinson
  • Midge - Alan Halsall


Created by Russell T Davies

Executive Producer   Nicola Shindler
Co-producer   Russell T Davies
Associate Producer   Tom Sherry
Written by
Russell T Davies
Directed by
Charles McDougall
Director of Photography
Nigel Walters
Script Editor
Matt Jones
Claire Kenny

Make-up Designer
David Jones

Casting Director
Beverley Keogh
Murray Gold
Costume Designer
Pam Tait
Edited by
Tony Cranstoun
1st asst. director Chris Dando 2nd asst. director Tom Gabbutt 3rd asst. director Matthew Greenhalgh
location manager Sam Taylor asst. location manager Frith Tiplady production runner Ann Iveson
script supervisor Carol Saunderson Production Co-ordinator Tracy Lee production secretary Stephen Walker
production office runner Eleanor Greene unit driver Robin Davies dialogue coach David Johnson
publicity Joy Sapieka, Associates production accountant Nicholas Stanley asst. accountant Andrew Critchley
Casting David Shaw Additional Casting James Hall focus puller Andrew McDonnell
clapper loader Jason Olive grip Alfie Williams Camera trainee Stuart Chapman
steadicam Howard J. Smith boom operator Justin Wilkinson sound asst. David Lynch
lighting gaffer Dave Oldroyd best boy Eddie Monaghan electricians Ben Horsefield, David Gray
genny operation Robert Doe-Wansey wardrobe supervisor Emma Rosenthal wardrobe Sarah Ryan
Make-up Supervisor Lynn Davie Make-up Asst. Alyn Waterman art director John Collins
Stand-by Art Director Cliona Harkin art department asst. Jamie Gray graphic design Lucy Boyle
production buyer Jerry Organ props master Nigel Salter Stand-by Props Noel Cowell, John Smith
dressing props Chris Cull, Tom Pleydell-Pearce construction manager Steve Bedford Stand-by Carpenter Keith Eccleston
Stand-by Painter Mark Roberts carpenter Darren Mernagh asst. editors Chris Clarkson, David Boyle
dialogue editor John Crumpton effects editor John Rutherford sound recordist Gary Desmond
dubbing mixer John Whitworth The above credit list is based solely on the actual end credits of the episode; not everyone involved is necessarily represented.


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Story notes[]

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Featured music[]

  • Queer as Folk theme
  • "Haven't You Heard" - Indigo (Stuart meets Nathan)

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Filming locations[]

  • Canal Street, Manchester (Canal Street)
  • Piccadilly Hotel, near Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester (roof of hospital)
  • Levenshulme High School for Girls, 16 Crossley Road, Manchester (Nathan's school - exterior)