A gay man (Alan Davies) and a straight woman (The Full Monty's Lesley Sharp) meet and do the unthinkable-they fall in love. Rose is down to earth, straightforward and funny. Then she meets Bob, a teacher who's certainly not expecting to meet someone like Rose. In their hearts, they know they're doing the right thing, but everyone around them thinks they're crazy. Are they hurtling towards the biggest heartache ever? Bob & Rose is an irresistible comedy drama from the pen of Russell T. Davies, the creator of Queer As Folk.
in crafting a completely believable and honestly compelling story, Davies and ITV have produced in Bob & Rose a sensitive, honest account of everyday life among gay people and their friends in a way that all, gay or straight, can immediately feel they relate to.
In lesser hands, these unlikely lovers would probably fell off the somewhat soapy tightrope. Series creator Davies makes it real because it's true. The whole story was inspired by his real life gay friend who fell in love with a woman.
Despite its subject matter, Bob & Rose is a very traditional morality tale; yes, there is someone out there for each of us. It may be someone we may meet only by chance and who could be far removed from our own preconceptions, but for everyone there's a chance of a happy ending.
Audio Commentary by Alan Davies and Russell T. Davies