Cucumber

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  • TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (3,702)

Cucumber is a dramatic television show created by Russell T Davies and debuted in 2015 on Channel 4. The premise of the show follows the lives of a group of men and women living in Manchester, England, as they navigate their midlife crises, sexual desires, and relationships with others. Each episode presents a new challenge for the characters, as they try to balance their personal and professional lives while dealing with the consequences of their actions.

The show's main protagonist is Henry Best, played by Vincent Franklin. Henry is a middle-aged man who has been in a long-term relationship with his partner, Lance Sullivan, played by Cyril Nri. However, their relationship is put to the test when an unexpected event occurs, causing Henry to question his feelings for Lance and his own sexual identity.

Alongside Henry and Lance, the show introduces a number of other characters who face their own challenges throughout the series. Julie Hesmondhalgh plays Cleo Whitaker, Henry's sister-in-law, who is struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality following a recent divorce. Freddie Fox features as Freddie Baxter, a young man trying to find his place in the world, while Con O'Neill plays Cliff Costello, a businessman grappling with his own secrets and desires.

Fisayo Akinade portrays Dean Monroe, a young man who becomes involved in Henry's life in unexpected ways. James Murray appears as Daniel Coltrane, a former friend of Henry's who resurfaces with his own secrets in tow. Finally, Ceallach Spellman plays Adam Whitaker, Cleo's son and Henry's nephew, whose own experiences with love and sex highlight the generational differences between the characters.

Over the course of the show's eight episodes, viewers follow the characters through a variety of emotional and often shocking experiences. Through their stories, we see the complexities of human relationships and the ways in which people navigate their feelings of love, loss, and desire.

Cucumber is a bold and provocative show that explores themes of identity, sexuality, and relationships in a realistic and nuanced way. The characters are flawed and often make mistakes, but they are all ultimately searching for connections with others and a sense of fulfillment in their lives. The show's creator, Russell T Davies, is known for his groundbreaking work on shows like Queer as Folk and Doctor Who, and Cucumber is no exception. It is a must-watch series for anyone looking for complex, thought-provoking storytelling.

Cucumber is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on April 13, 2015.

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Seasons
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
June 1, 2015
Everyone gets caught up in Henry's grand scheme, and life appears to be perfect. But only Freddie realizes the truth. As events of the past catch up with them all, Henry reaches out to family, friends and lovers in order to survive.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
May 25, 2015
While on a manhunt, Henry, Freddie and Dean end up stuck together in a car revealing some long held secrets. Marie comes to town ready for business.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
May 18, 2015
Lance tries to work out the truth about Daniel, so Henry takes a final, desperate chance to win his old boyfriend back. But with their past history falling away, is it too late for any of them to change paths?
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
May 11, 2015
Henry's secrets and lies catch up with him, while Lance's wildest dreams are in danger of coming true, as Daniel makes an extraordinary move.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 4, 2015
Henry goes on a date with a complete stranger, while Lance's long, dark night leads him to an unexpected bed.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
April 27, 2015
Henry falls into a dangerous trap after Freddie meets his former school teacher, Gregory, and he looks to gain revenge. Lance takes action and decides to cuts Henry off completely.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 20, 2015
Henry starts his new life as Freddie marks out the battle lines. Lance attempts to work out where Henry's gone,and turns to Cleo for help.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 13, 2015
Henry and Lance are happy together but after they take part in a disastrous date night, life will never be the same again. Henry finds himself being drawn to the enigmatic Freddie Baxter while Lance meets newcomer, Daniel and both new friendships are set on a course to explode.
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Where to Watch Cucumber
Cucumber is available for streaming on the Channel 4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cucumber on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 13, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (3,702)