‘It’s A Sin’ Creator Discusses What Could Have Been For Fan Favourite Jill

He reveals another episode that included a time-hop.


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If you’ve watched It’s A Sin, there’s a strong chance you still think about it from time to time. If you haven’t, this is a show that needs to go on your must-watch list. Immediately.

As it turns out, we could have had a full three more episodes of It’s A Sin than the five that we had.

Creator Russel T Davies has revealed that he originally wanted the series to be eight episodes long, and the last episode would have shown what was in the future for Jill.

“It could’ve been eight episodes long, and there would’ve been an extra flatmate, and he would’ve had adventures,” he explained to PinkNews. “But I was offered four episodes, and that’s fine. Everything that I would’ve done kind of compacted inwards.

“I did sit there thinking, ‘Should I lose a flatmate, should I lose Roscoe, should I lose Colin?’ But I just couldn’t, which is why it’s quite a dense piece of work, which I think actually has acted in its favour.”


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He went on to explain that there was “always meant” to be another episode, “There was always meant to be a final episode. It was never written, so it doesn’t exist, but it was kind of budgeted for.

“We’d catch up with Jill at the age of 55 and she’s still working in mental and sexual health. It’s too long a story to describe, but you get the feeling that she’s trapped in that world, actually.”

Jill would have been “going on cruise ships and to conference centres and singing songs on the West End with all her mates”.

“And while she’s been away on one of her sexual health lectures, a booking was accidentally made for the Isle of Wight, which she’s never been back to since,” referring to the episode where she and Roscoe were denied the chance to visit Ritchie before he passed away.

“She decides to go, she goes back to the Isle of Wight to meet that family. That’s why there was a sister there, in Ritchie’s household.”


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Other plotlines that Russel explored was of Gill visiting Richie’s mother in a care home, where she would have learned of “sexual abuse at the heart of the Tozer household and [learned] how Valerie ended up like she did”.

Another looks at Roscoe contracting HIV in his older years, despite escaping it in his youth.

“She’d have met with Roscoe, and Roscoe would’ve been one of those men who contract HIV in middle age,” he said. “You know, 50 years old and he’s got the virus having escaped it all those years.”


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