Lost Boys and Fairies: A Triumph of Queer Adoption Drama

BBC writer Daf James is beaming with pride as his bilingual drama about a same-sex couple’s adoption journey takes the spotlight. The three-part series, Lost Boys and Fairies, is a heartfelt portrayal inspired by James’ own experience of adopting two young children with his husband.

The drama, filmed in and around Cardiff, follows the story of queer club performer Gabriel and his partner Andy as they navigate the complexities of adoption. For James, the inclusion of both Welsh and English languages in the dialogue adds a layer of authenticity to the narrative.

Growing up in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, James recalls the struggles of his own journey to self-acceptance, marked by societal shame and bullying. Through the character Gabriel, he weaves his personal themes and emotions into a work of fiction that aims to break down barriers and promote inclusivity.

With a deep-rooted passion for the Welsh language, James hopes to challenge stereotypes and celebrate the cultural richness of Wales. Lost Boys and Fairies not only showcases his creative talent but also serves as a powerful statement on representation and acceptance.

As the series airs on BBC One, James reflects on the transformative power of storytelling and the significance of seeing one’s identity reflected on screen. For him, this drama is more than just a personal triumph – it’s a step towards a more inclusive and compassionate world.

Lost Boys and Fairies is not just a TV show; it’s a celebration of love, diversity, and the enduring spirit of resilience. Join Gabriel and Andy on their adoption journey, now streaming on BBC iPlayer and airing weekly on BBC One.