EastEnders, Casualty and Doctor Who stars team up for groundbreaking new BBC drama Lost Boys and Fairies | The Sun

A HOST of famous faces have teamed up for a groundbreaking new BBC drama.

The show, which is titled Lost Boys and Fairies, tells the story of a same sex couple on their journey to adoption.

Actor Sion Daniel Young and Les Misérables star Fra Fee will play the lead roles of Gabriel and Andy.

Meanwhile, soap stars such as EastEnders and Casualty actor Shaheen Jafargholi will also appear in the drama.

Doctor Who icon Sharon D. Clarke is also in the cast as filming has started in Cardiff.

The new show is bound to pull on viewers' heartstrings as they watch Gabriel’s performances at queer club-space ‘Neverland’, and chart his journey of self-discovery.

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He'll be faced with difficult memories of his childhood, while attempting to repair his relationship with his dad before becoming a parent himself.

The cast also includes Elizabeth Berrington, Arwel Gruffydd, Mali Ann Rees, William Thomas, Gwyneth Keyworth and Gwawr Loader.

Speaking about the new show, its writer and creator Daf James said: “I’m thrilled to be working with this world-class team to bring my personally inspired Welsh, queer, adoption story to screen authentically.”

Director James Kent added: “Lost Boys and Fairies is the most beautiful love story I've read.

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"Daf's scripts are heart wrenching, very funny and powerful advocates for the right of gay men and women to parent a child.

"They left me in floods of tears and as a gay director I'm so excited and honoured to be bringing this story to the general public.”

The series was commissioned as part of the BBC’s Small Indie Fund which supports the growth of small independent production companies with turnovers below £10m.

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