‘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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‘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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‘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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