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British LGBT TV Series Creator Russell Davies
Terry Gross talks with Russell Davies, the creator of a British TV series about two middle-aged gay men. The series "Banana" is about to premiere on American cable, along with Davies' companion series "Cucumber," about young LGBT people. He also created the BBC series "Queer as Folk," and was behind the reboot of "Dr. Who."
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