(On trying to sell a television program based on Hazel Tyler a character in Russell's "Queer as Folk")
Russell: I once tried to create a spin-off of Queer as Folk with Vince's mother Hazel at the heart of it. At the time, Channel 4 was up in arms that a middle-aged woman would be at the centre of the action, so it never happened. They are idiots. It would have been magnificent.