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Cucumber 

Modern gay life in Manchester.
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Series cast summary:
Vincent Franklin ...  Henry Best 8 episodes, 2015
Julie Hesmondhalgh ...  Cleo Whitaker 8 episodes, 2015
Fisayo Akinade ...  Dean Monroe 7 episodes, 2015
Freddie Fox ...  Freddie Baxter 7 episodes, 2015
Ceallach Spellman ...  Adam Whitaker 7 episodes, 2015
Eleanor Worthington-Cox ...  Molly Whitaker 7 episodes, 2015
Cyril Nri Cyril Nri ...  Lance Sullivan 6 episodes, 2015
James Murray ...  Daniel Coltrane 6 episodes, 2015
Anjli Mohindra ...  Veronica Chandra 6 episodes, 2015
Con O'Neill ...  Cliff Costello 5 episodes, 2015
Matthew Bailey Matthew Bailey ...  Tomasz 5 episodes, 2015
Miles Higson Miles Higson ...  Beanie 5 episodes, 2015
Letitia Wright ...  Vivienne Scott 4 episodes, 2015
Mike Coombes Mike Coombes ...  Meatballs 4 episodes, 2015
Andy Burke Andy Burke ...  Steve 3 episodes, 2015
Darren Lawrence Darren Lawrence ...  Raymond 3 episodes, 2015
Christian Dixon Christian Dixon ...  Jules 3 episodes, 2015
Jan Uddin ...  Saul 3 episodes, 2015
Jamie Zubairi ...  Max 3 episodes, 2015
Adjoa Andoh ...  Marie / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Bethany Black Bethany Black ...  Helen 3 episodes, 2015
Lynn Hunter ...  Vanessa 3 episodes, 2015
George Kingman George Kingman ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2015
Lisa Millett ...  Katrina 2 episodes, 2015
Chris Webster ...  Phil 2 episodes, 2015
Neil Ashton Neil Ashton ...  Nelly 2 episodes, 2015
Red Madrell ...  Floss 2 episodes, 2015
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ...  Maureen 2 episodes, 2015
Phaldut Sharma ...  Leigh 2 episodes, 2015
Karen West Karen West ...  Neighbour 2 episodes, 2015
Anu Hasan ...  Shoona Merchandani 2 episodes, 2015
Hannah John-Kamen ...  Violet 2 episodes, 2015
Georgia Henshaw Georgia Henshaw ...  Sian 2 episodes, 2015
T'Nia Miller ...  Kay 2 episodes, 2015
Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ...  Amy 2 episodes, 2015
Dino Fetscher ...  Aiden 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Hayden-Smith ...  Billy 2 episodes, 2015
Peter Caulfield ...  Francesco 2 episodes, 2015
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After causing a man to commit suicide over a misunderstanding and his long term boyfriend proposes, sexually repressed Henry has a breakdown and leaves home to move in with work colleague Dean and love interest Friddie both half his own age; meanwhile his ex, Lance finds a new love with Daniel. Modern life for gay men in the city of Manchester by the mind behind Queer As Folk, writer Russell T. Davies.

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Release Date:

22 January 2015 (UK) See more »

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(8 episodes)

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The company HC Clements, which appears in the first episode of "Cucumber", is also a subsidiary business affiliated with Russell T. Davies' version of Doctor Who (2005). It is the company Donna Noble works for when she first meets the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride (2006). See more »

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Attention-grabbing but sleazy and embarrassing
13 March 2015 | by Foux_du_FafaSee all my reviews

I really don't know what to think of "Cucumber". It's certainly gripping but it also left me rather uncomfortable and wondering what I was doing to myself. To give you a bit of context: I'm from the Manchester area and it took me until my early-to-mid 20s to buck up the courage to come out. In the past few years since then, I've encountered a variety of gay people. Some are scene- obsessed, others don't have anything to do with the scene. Some are intelligent, some are stupid. Some seek alternative lifestyles, some don't. Some are quite conservative regarding sex and relationships, others far from. The fact is that sexual orientation does not necessarily define one's lifestyle or personal beliefs, nor should anyone try to beg to differ.

Though not as sleazy as the earlier "Queer as Folk", "Cucumber" portrays a stereotypical world of gay people (particularly gay men) who are narcissists, sex-addicts and general sleaze-balls. True, these people exist, and perhaps it's good to see gay people who are broke and on the fringes of society instead of fabulous, perfect- bodied and super-successful people who live in penthouses in LA or Manhattan. For someone who doesn't want to be shoved in a category and only interact with people of my own sexual orientation, it's quite frankly insulting. I understand that it's meant to be an over- the-top comedy-drama series and that it shouldn't be taken as realistic, but the fact of the matter is that some less informed people may watch it and come to see it as how gay people act and live. Feel free to make up your own mind on the programme, but just be warned.


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