Playing It Straight

Playing It Straight (2005)

  • Genre: Reality
  • First Air Date: 2005-04-08
  • Last Air Date: 2012-02-27
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 14
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 48 min.
  • Production Company: Lion Television
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: Channel 4, E4
  • Directors: Abi Kelly, Will Innes.
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The reality game show that throws down the ultimate gaydar gauntlet, with money at stake for the man who can 'play it straight'.

  • Keywords: competition, sexual identity, sexuality, romance, male homosexuality, dating, troubadour, stereotype, hidden identity, dating show, bachelorette
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    Playing It Straight Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2005-04-08
    6 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2012-01-09
    8 Episodes

    Playing It Straight Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Guy who Shocked Everyone60 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Guy who Accused Zoe60 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Guy who Doesn't Reveal a Thing.60 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Guy who Gets Carted Away60 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Guy who Reveals Himself Gay60 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Guy who Zoe Chooses!60 min
    Season 2Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 2Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 2Episode 3Episode 360 min
    Season 2Episode 4Episode 460 min
    Season 2Episode 5Episode 560 min
    Season 2Episode 6Episode 660 min
    Season 2Episode 7Episode 760 min
    Season 2Episode 8Episode 860 min
    • Jameela Jamil

      as Herself - Presenter
    • Alan Carr

      as Narrator (voice)
    • Cara Finnegan

      as Herself (uncredited)
    • Gary Albert Hughes

      as Gerald the Troubadour (uncredited)
    • Robert Castell

      as Pablo the Troubadour (uncredited)
    Production Will Innes Producer
    Directing Abi Kelly Director
    Directing Will Innes Director
    Sound Gary Albert Hughes Original Music Composer
    Production Abi Kelly Producer
    Sound Robert Castell Original Music Composer
    Camera Sean Nolan Director of Photography