Win ‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’ on DVD!

Written by Russell T Davies, Channel 4’s Cucumber and E4’s Banana are released on DVD on Monday 16 March, seperately and also as a complete boxset. To celebrate the release, we’ve got DVDs to give away to our Twitter followers! For a chance to win, just follow @CultBoxTV on Twitter and tweet the following text: … >

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‘Banana’ Episode 7 review: ‘Aiden and Frank’

I was so ready for this episode of Banana to lift my spirits. I was so ready for Aiden (Dino Fetscher) to get over his superficialities and take a chance with Frank (Alex Frost). I was cheering for them to make it. When they didn’t, it was like one of those punches to the gut … >

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‘Banana’ Episode 6 review: ‘Amy’

I am genuinely and continually amazed with the calibre of talent that Banana has showcased so wonderfully each week. I already admired Charlie Covell for the writing in Helen’s story earlier in the season, and am delighted to see her step in front of the camera as well for this episode. Covell plays Amy, a … >

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‘Banana’ Episode 5 review: ‘Josh’

Something changes in one’s experience of stories about young adults, as one gets older and the time between when one was that age grows further and further away. Such is the case for me with Banana, as I find myself looking on with second-hand knowing embarrassment at the attitudes and silly decisions of some of … >

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‘Banana’ Episode 4 review: ‘Helen’

The fourth episode of Banana was one of the most stressful things I’ve had the pleasure of watching for quite some time. Helen (Bethany Black) is so sweet and so lovely, I just so desperately want good things to happen to her: I want Eddie to stop bothering her, and I’m so sad when he … >

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‘Banana’ Episode 3 review: ‘Violet and Sian’

There’s an old joke that was told to me by a former girlfriend many years ago: what do two women do on their second date? They hire a moving van. While I’m typically inclined to roll my eyes at any such a stereotype, this does apply itself to Banana’s third episode with staggering accuracy. The … >

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