‘Banana’ Episode 1 review

Russell T Davies’ new E4 series Banana explodes into the world with a slice of life that’s sweet and funny – so much so that at least twice, I laughed so loudly that I may have alarmed the neighbours. The episode’s hero is Dean (played by the stunningly brilliant Fisayo Akinade) audaciously sexual – soon … >

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‘Cucumber’ Episode 1 review

The opening scene of Cucumber sets out writer Russell T Davies’s stall. Taking Carry On level innuendo up several notches for the Tinder and Grindr generation, if you don’t like brazenly suggestive shots of cucumbers, bananas and men in tight jeans, then you’re in the wrong place. As middle-aged Henry (Vincent Franklin) walks around his … >

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‘Cucumber’, ‘Banana’ and ‘Tofu’ preview: Our verdict on Russell T Davies’ return

Hello, faithful viewer. If, like us, you have missed the bawdy, big-hearted voice of Russell T Davies on our screens, then his forthcoming ‘sex triptych’ of Cucumber, Banana and Tofu is so audaciously, proudly Russell, it’s like getting an injection of pure filth straight into the eyeball. Cucumber, the centrepiece drama tells the story of … >

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Top 5 Russell T Davies TV shows

Former Doctor Who supremo Russell T Davies has been in the television industry for over two decades and has had a hand in more programming than you might expect given his more recent high profile successes, from ChuckleVision to Coronation Street. With Davies returning to our TV screens next week with Cucumber on Channel 4 … >

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‘Cucumber’ characters guide: Who’s who?

Queer as Folk writer Russell T Davies returns to Channel 4 with Cucumber, a new drama series exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life. Find out who’s who with our guide to Cucumber‘s main characters…   Henry (Vincent Franklin) If something can go wrong, Henry will make sure that it does. He … >

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‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’ start date confirmed

Cucumber and Banana, Russell T Davies’ two new dramas about “the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life”, will launch on Channel 4 and E4 later this month. Written and created by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), Cucumber begins on Thursday 22 January at 9pm on Channel 4, followed by Banana at … >

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‘Wizards Vs Aliens’ Season 3 launch screening and Q&A announced

A special Wizards Vs Aliens event at London’s BFI will launch the show’s third season next month. ‘The Secret of Room 12’, a two-part story from the new season, will be screened at BFI Southbank at 1pm on Saturday 25 October. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with guests including writer/co-creator Phil … >

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