22 January 2021

The new five-part drama from Russell T Davies about five friends living and loving in the shadow of AIDS starts tonight, Friday 22 January at 9pm on Channel 4.

September 1981, and Soft Cell are Number One. Eighteen-year-old Ritchie Tozer (Olly Alexander) is leaving the Isle of Wight to go to university. In London, Roscoe Babatunde (Omari Douglas) walks out of home after his parents make a shocking discovery. And Colin Morris-Jones (Callum Scott Howells) arrives from Wales, to start a new career on Savile Row. The three boys meet, and life will never be the same again. As the year unfolds, the boys - along with fellow student Ash (Nathaniel Curtis) and their best friend Jill (Lydia West) - form a gang and move into a flat, christened the Pink Palace. And there, they start to become who they truly are. But a distant threat on the horizon means that life in the 80s might be all too precious.

In conjunction with the series there are a few extra’s we thought you might like to know about!

  • Music from the series can be found on Spotify – search for It’s A Sin
  • A companion show will be broadcast across Channel 4's social channels - Channel 4's YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook and IGTV (Instagram's video app) from this Friday 22 January.   It's A Sin: After Hours which will follow each of the episode broadcasts of the five-part drama. The 15-minute programmes will feature a mix of cast members and special guests including Olly Alexander, Stephen Fry, Nathaniel Hall, Clara Amfo, Munroe Bergdorf, Jade Thirlwall, David Furnish and Neil Patrick Harris and be hosted by Hosted by Kemah Bob.

And if you can’t wait for the next episode (and we bet you can’t)… the whole series will be available to stream or download for free on Channel 4 following the transmission of the first episode, on Friday 22 January.


If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in this programme please visit channel4.com/support where you’ll find organisations who provide both support and information on the progress made in treatments for HIV since the It’s A Sin days.  



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