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Lost Boys & Fairies has left viewers feeling ‘broken’ (Picture: BBC/Duck Soup)

New BBC series Lost Boys and Fairies has officially left some viewers ‘broken’ after the emotional drama series dropped earlier this month.

The three-part drama, which is filmed in Wales and was inspired by events in real life, follows the story of a same-sex couple who adopt a son in a bid to start a family.

Critics have poured praise over the series, which stars likes of Sion Daniel Young, Fra Fee, and Elizabeth Berrington, and now BBC viewers are understanding why.

On Twitter, @simon_dukey said: ‘Well Lost Boys and Fairies has broken me. The early night I’d planned went right out the window as soon as I hit play on episode one.’

He continued: ‘Pretty much cried the whole time. What an incredibly moving, brilliantly acted, utterly superb piece of drama.’

Elsewhere, other viewers shared similar experiences, explaining how the series, which was created by Welsh playwright Daf James, left them sobbing on the sofa.

‘I’m an emotional mess. Funny, dark but more importantly real.’ (Picture: BBC/Duck Soup)

Twitter use @IamBagsy commented: ‘Lost Boys and Fairies is one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time. I’m an emotional mess. Funny, dark but more importantly real.’

They heaped further praise on the series’ decision to use the traditional Welsh language in the series: ‘Lovely to normalise the use of the Welsh language in mainstream drama too. I would recommend.’

Speaking to the BBC, Mike and Tony, a same-sex couple from Wales who adopted their son when he was four years old, revealed how the true-to-life story left them feeling.

Lost Boys and Fairies has ‘broken’ some viewers (Picture: BBC/Duck Soup)

People said they ‘cried’ as they watched the new BBC series (Picture: BBC/Duck Soup)

‘Watching the series, we were both in tears at certain points, there were certain triggers. Not just because of the drama that’s there but also because of the memories, and you realise how close it is to home,’ Mike said.

He continued: ‘I always wanted to be a dad, Tony always wanted to be a dad. As the laws changed to allow more rights for LGBT people to become parents, it became something we wanted to do.’

Same-sex couples have been allowed to adopt children in England and Wales since the Adoption and Child Act of 2002 – single LGBT parents could also adopt after the law was passed.

Fra Fee and Sion Young star as the lead couple in the series (Picture: Bafta/Getty)

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If a same-sex couple wishes to adopt a child, however, they must be over the age of 21.

Despite a change both in the law and in beliefs towards same-sex adoption over time, Lost Boys and Fairies deals with the attitudes that future same-sex dads still have to deal with.

The first episode follows Sion’s character Gabriel as he tells his dad that he and Andy, played by Fra, plan to adopt a child. His dad’s response: ‘I just think a child needs a mother.’

Sion will be familiar to viewers who watch spy thriller series Slow Horses, appearing in the Apple TV series as Douglas. Irish actor Fra appeared as Kazi in six episodes of the Disney Plus Hawkeye series starring Jeremy Renner.

Watch Lost Boys & Fairies on BBC iPlayer.

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