From Queer as Folk writer Russell T Davies, E4’s Banana is a series of eight witty, heartfelt and unique stand-alone stories covering different aspects of LGBT life.
Featuring exciting and emerging talent from the fields of acting, writing and directing, Banana offers an intriguing and often unexpected peek into the individual lives, loves and losses of a range of diverse characters.
Young lesbian, Scotty (Letitia Wright) pursues an unrequited love; Dean (Fisayo Akinade) has mysterious family secrets and a sexually charged liaison with an enigmatic Geordie man (Andrew Hayden-Smith); Sian (Georgia Henshaw) struggles to choose between lover Violet (Hannah John-Kamen) and her over-protective mum Vanessa (Lynn Hunter); and Helen (Bethany Black) is besieged by unwanted attention from an ex.
Episode 1: ‘Dean’
Thursday 22 January 2015, 10pm
Dean’s 19, with a job, a flat and all the sex he wants. But no matter how fast he runs, his problems are catching up with him…
Episode 2: ‘Scotty’
Thursday 29 January 2015, 10pm
When Scotty sees Yvonne, it’s love at first sight. But as love turns to obsession, Scotty’s life spirals out of control.
Episode 3: ‘Violet and Sian’
Thursday 5 February 2015, 10pm
Two lives collide when uptight Sian meets wild-at-heart Violet. Opposites might attract for a while, but how long can this couple last?
Episode 4: ‘Helen’
Thursday 12 February 2015, 10pm
Helen (Bethany Black) has to get tough with her ex, Eddie (Andrew Knott), but her birthday turns into a disaster when Eddie takes revenge.
Episode 5: ‘Josh’
Thursday 19 February 2015, 10pm
Josh (Luke Newberry) leaves Freddie’s (Freddie Fox) bed to return home for Sophie’s (Chloe Harris) wedding. Now Josh is out, gay and happy, has he outgrown his best friend?
Episode 6: ‘Amy’
Thursday 26 February 2015, 10pm
Amy’s (Charlie Covell) got a date with Kay (T’nia Miller), but in order to find happiness, she must defeat her greatest enemy – her own imagination!
Episode 7: ‘Aiden and Frank’
Thursday 5 March 2015, 10pm
After a hot, wild night, Aiden (Dino Fetscher) and Frank (Alex Frost) find themselves walking across Manchester. Can a one night stand become something more?
Episode 8: ‘Vanessa and Zara’
Thursday 12 March 2015, 10pm
As the door closes for the last time on the Calico flats, Vanessa (Lynn Hunter) finds her world collapsing when Zara (Nikki Fagbemi) makes a shocking confession.
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