Rufus Hound and Ardal O’Hanlon join Channel 4’s new gay drama ‘Cucumber’

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Comedians Rufus Hound and Ardal O’Hanlon have been cast in Channel 4’s new drama series Cucumber.

Currently filming in Manchester, Cucumber is one of three new interlinked shows from Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) – with E4’s Banana and online show Tofu – exploring 21st century gay life.

Hound will play Rupert, a man in hot pursuit of Henry (Vincent Franklin) – but as their date gets stranger and stranger, the night ends in very unexpected ways.

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O’Hanlon will play Brian, who goes out on a date with Cleo, only to find the evening unravelling into old secrets and long-buried truths.

Adjoa Andoh, who played Martha’a mum in Doctor Who, will play Lance’s sister Marie – a strong, outspoken professional, who thinks her brother’s boyfriend just isn’t good enough for him.

Previously announced Cucumber cast members include Vincent Franklin (The Thick of It), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street), Freddie Fox (Parade’s End), Cyril Nri (The Bill), Fisayo Akinade (Fresh Meat), Con O’Neill (Uncle), James Murray (Primeval) and Ceallach Spellman (Waterloo Road).

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