..... but that new disease affecting gays begins to intrude too, as one of Catherine's friends dies, and Nick is now involved with the wealthy Wani Ouradi (Alex Wyndham) whose Lebanese millionaire father, who is going to finance Nick's magazine, must not know of his son's sex and drugs romps with Nick, who also picks up a waiter at the summer ball. He also sees his ex- Leo, looking ill in a gay bar ... Kenneth Cranham and Barbara Flynn score too as millionare vulgarians who arrive by helicopter, at least Nick stands up to their homophobic comments.
We also take in the gay scene at Hampstead Ponds, and at various high level soirees of the rich and powerful. The whole Mrs Thatcher visit is deliciously handled and it all captures that '80s greed in Thatcher's Britain, where it seems everyone was coked to the gills.
Next BBC gay classic: The rare THE LOST LANGUAGE OF CRANES.