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Cucumber 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2015)
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
James Murray ...  Daniel Coltrane 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
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 ...  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 ...  Self 2 episodes, 2015
Lisa Millett ...  Katrina 2 episodes, 2015
Chris Webster ...  Phil 2 episodes, 2015
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
Mert Degirmendereli Mert Degirmendereli ...  Cezar 2 episodes, 2015
Karl Ng Karl Ng ...  Clubber / ... 2 episodes, 2015
SarahTonin SarahTonin ...  Party Guest 2 episodes, 2015
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Storyline

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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The title was inspired by a scientific study into the male erection which divided the erection into a hardness scale consisting of tofu, peeled banana, banana, and cucumber. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.15 (2015) See more »

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Goes all over the place!
4 September 2020 | by qui_jSee all my reviews

This is no "Queer as Folk", which had an actual story based around a set of main characters, who continuously evolved with the seasons. Of course, that ended abruptly in the UK and the US version became a bigger hit. Cucumber tried to do that but seemingly got hijacked along the way. There are many subplots, some of which come to fruition, others just fizzle out or are never mentioned again. The editing leaves much to be desired with scenes just stuck together in some random order. The dialog and sexual scenes are quite raw, and the depicted behavior of the Manchester scene does explain why this was/is a hard hit area for STIs etc. After a while, one does get bored with the story as it does not seem to follow a smooth trajectory. The final episode is a rush to bring the story arc to the end. It was OK, but not great....and could have been so much better!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2015 (UK) See more »

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Cucumber See more »

Filming Locations:

Manchester, England, UK

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(8 episodes)

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2.35 : 1
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