Russell T. Davies

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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‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’ first pics: Filming on Russell T Davies’ new LGBT dramas

Various photos of filming on Channel 4′s Cucumber and E4’s Banana have been tweeted online. Currently shooting in Manchester, the two new eight-part drama series are written and created by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk). Exploring “the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life”, Cucumber stars Vincent Franklin (The Thick of … >

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Cast announced for E4 gay life drama ‘Banana’

E4 has revealed the cast for Banana, a new series of stand-alone stories covering “50 shades of gay and beyond”. The eight 30-minute episodes begin filming in Manchester next week, offering “an intriguing and often outrageous peek into the individual lives, loves and losses of a range of characters”. Banana is one of three new … >

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Infographic: Is ‘Doctor Who’ sexist?

A new university study has set out to investigate the writing of female characters on Doctor Who since the show returned to our screens in 2005. The students conducted two major tests – a Bechdel Test, and counting speaking time – on all the post-2005 companions that had completed their tenure in the show (Rose, Martha, Donna … >

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‘Doctor Who’ nearly ended when David Tennant left

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the BBC considered ending the show following David Tennant’s departure. The Scottish actor first appeared as the Tenth Doctor in 2005 and left Doctor Who at the same time as Season 1-4 showrunner Russell T Davies in 2009. Speaking at the Hay Festival, Moffat commented: “I think there … >

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