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It's a Sin: everything you need to know about the Channel 4 drama 

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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It's a Sin is set to arrive on Channel 4 on Friday, and it sounds like it's going to be a smash hit. Written by Doctor Who and Years and Years showrunner Russell T Davies, the series follows a group of gay men living in London in the 1980s during the outbreak of AIDs. 

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Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming series here... 

When is It's a Sin out?

The series will premiere on Channel 4 on 22 January. Check out the trailer for the exciting new show here...

WATCH: The trailer for It's a Sin is here

What is It's a Sin about? 

Channel 4's official synopsis reads: "Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin are young lads, strangers at first, leaving home at 18 and heading off to London in 1981 with hope and ambition and joy… and walking straight into a plague that most of the world ignores.

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"Year by year, episode by episode, their lives change, as the mystery of a new virus starts as a rumour, then a threat, then a terror, and then something that binds them together in the fight." 

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Olly Alexander stars

Who stars in It's a Sin? 

Years & Years singer Olly Alexander stars as Richie, and opened up about the role on The Graham Norton Show. He said: "As a young gay man I was scared of AIDS because we were not allowed to talk about being gay at school. The series has given me a lot of understanding of what that period was like, it’s legacy, and a lot of context as to who I am. It has been really interesting."

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Are you looking forward to watching?

Asked if his mum has watched the series, he added: "She’s not seen any yet and I won’t be watching it with her, I can’t. I’ve warned her that there are some very intimate moments."

The series will also star Bodyguard actress Keeley Hawes and Stephen Fry, while Roscoe and Colin are played by Omari Douglas and Callum Scott Howells as Roscoe and Colin respectively. 

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