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"Cucumber" is a British television series set in Manchester, England. The show follows middle-aged manager Henry Best, who is a gay man in a long-term relationship with his live-in boyfriend. He soon finds himself in the throes of a full-blown midlife crisis, which causes him to break up with his boyfriend and move in with two younger roommates, which just exacerbates his loneliness and desire to break free of his humdrum life. The series was created by Russell T. Davies, who had a hand early on in the rebooted "Doctor Who" and also created the long-running, groundbreaking series "Queer as Folk" for Showtime.

Thursdays 9:00 PM et/pt on Channel 4
1 Season, 8 Episodes
April 13, 2015
Drama
7.6/10
Cast: Vincent Franklin, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Fisayo Akinade, Freddie Fox
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Henry goes on a date with a complete stranger, while Lance's long, dark night leads him to an unexpected bed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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