It's a Sin: Miniseries (2021)


Miniseries
It's a Sin

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Propelled by an exquisite cast, empathetic writing, and a distinct visual style, It's a Sin is an incredible feat of small-screen magic.

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Critic Ratings: 50

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User Ratings: 87

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Air date: Feb 18, 2021

September 1981. The lives of Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin converge, three friends finding a flat together in London. But a distant threat means life in the 80s might be all too precious.

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December 1983. Ritchie and Jill struggle to become professional actors, and Colin takes a trip to New York. But when Gloria asks Jill for a strange favour, she's trapped in a world of lies as the shadow of AIDS gets closer.

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1986, and life seems fine. The Pink Palace mates are working, falling in love, and finding their way through the world. But then terror strikes in the most unexpected way, and the friends have to fight like never before.

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March 1988. Ritchie embarks on a lonely journey home. But when the protests about the AIDS crisis begin, Jill's placed in danger, and Roscoe's set to collide with Margaret Thatcher.

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1991. The flatmates rally round as they enter the darkest days of their life. But when Valerie goes on the warpath, it's up to Jill to help Ritchie before it's too late.

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Cast & Crew

Shaun Dooley
Clive Tozer
Lydia West
Jill Baxter
Omari Douglas
Roscoe Babatunde
Olly Alexander
Ritchie Tozer
Keeley Hawes
Valerie Tozer
Callum Scott Howells
Colin Morris-Jones
Nathaniel Curtis
Ash Mukherjee
Toto Bruin
Lucy Tozer
Stephen Fry
Arthur Garrison MP
Neil Ashton
Grizzle
Andria Doherty
Eileen Morris-Jones
Michelle Greenidge
Rosa Babatunde
Shaniqua Okwok
Solly Babatunde
David Carlyle
Gregory Finch
Delroy Brown
Oscar Babatunde
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News & Interviews for It's a Sin: Miniseries

Critic Reviews for It's a Sin Miniseries

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (24)

A radiant coming-of-age story balanced with the sense that the party could end sooner than later.

Feb 19, 2021 | Full Review…

As harrowing as the show may be in moments, it's never an excruciating watch, and that's largely thanks to the cast.

Feb 18, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's a grim survey, certainly, one that might serve as a concise introduction to the times for a younger person. But it's also filled with endearing comedy and nostalgia for the joy and innocence of the men who came to the city.

Feb 16, 2021 | Full Review…

Davies zeroes in on three lives, but he makes a convincing case that the staggering indifference of Reagan and other world leaders, who knew and did nothing, was a crime against humanity.

Feb 26, 2021 | Full Review…

The series is about reorienting shame and blame from those who died to those who couldn't be bothered.

Feb 26, 2021 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

It's a Sin is wise enough to show us both the glory and the tragedy of young lives needlessly cut short.

Mar 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Great 1980s-set drama about AIDS epidemic has sex, drugs.

Mar 4, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A masterful production. [Full review in Spanish]

Mar 4, 2021 | Full Review…

"It's a Sin," created and written by "Doctor Who" and "Years and Years" mastermind Russell T Davies, distinguishes itself by clinging to the ecstasy of queer love and life amid the agony.

Mar 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Russell T. Davies makes you fall in love with this group of wide-eyed dreamers, only to force you to watch as their youthful hopes are stripped away by a cruelly mismanaged disease.

Feb 25, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The depictions of life and love in the AIDS crisis are emotionally compelling at every turn. The tragedy is present, but death is a part of a much larger tapestry.

Feb 24, 2021 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

These gotchas, and other moments of indulgent grandstanding and speechifying, are so many frustratingly crass missteps in a programme capable of exquisite touches.

Feb 23, 2021 | Full Review…

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