Taskmaster Series 16 – Channel 4 sets a start date

Series 16 has a new quintet of contestants ready to try and impress the Taskmaster.  The mighty Taskmaster is returning to Channel 4 for series 16. The all-conquering show gameshow was recommissioned by the network for three more years, or six series, back in March. The new run launches at 9 pm on September 21st with five … >

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Sue Perkins, Alan Cumming and Romesh Ranganathan heading to Brighton this autumn

A number of big names are appearing in Brighton over the coming months, including Sue Perkins, Alan Cumming, Nina Conti and Romesh Ranganathan. Sue Perkins presents an evening packed full of sparkling wit, great stories, a user’s guide to Mary Berry and the very best bits from her hilarious best-selling memoir Spectacles at Brighton Dome on Saturday 10 September. Each … >

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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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‘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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‘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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