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Published on November 22nd, 2013 | by Nick Kitchen

Russell T. Davies Returns to Drama with Cucumber and Banana

The man behind Queer as Folk and the resurrection of Doctor Who, Russell T. Davies, is returning to the drama genre with a trio of new projects coming to Channel 4: Cucumber (Channel 4), Banana (E4), and a web series called Tofu. The new series are set to explore modern gay life in the way that only RTD can.

The Head of Drama for Channel 4, Piers Wenger (former Who executive producer, 2010-11) had this to say:

“No one can look into the heart and soul of modern relationships quite like Russell and, across Channel 4, E4, and online, he paints an unflinching and forensic portrait of how our sex lives affect us all. It might be 15 years since Queer As Folk, but he has made it more than worth the wait.”

Cucumber follows Harry, a forty something whose “comfortable” relationship is thrown into chaos after a bad night on the town. Banana centers on the key figures in Henry’s life. The web series, Tofu, is set to serve as a “sex guide” and will be responsive to the themes and subject presented in the stories each week. There are no casting announcements at this time, but filming is set to begin in the spring.

Are you excited for RTD’s return to drama? Or would you prefer he was bringing back something a little more Who related (*cough, cough* Torchwood *cough, cough)?

Via Manchester Evening News (H/t Gareth)

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3 Responses to Russell T. Davies Returns to Drama with Cucumber and Banana


  1. Sod Torchwood. I’m much more excited about seeing Davies writing something new, away from the world of Doctor Who. Can’t wait!

  2. Bob James says:

    Cucumber is, if I recall correctly, the series he was once developing for the US cable network Showtime, before some personal issues (health scare for his partner, I believe) intervened. Stay on home soil, RTD, it might mean less of a paycheck, and not so gorgeous weather, but you’ll keep your integrity and get to do your thing.

  3. Gareth Kavanagh says:

    Utterly utterly marvellous news!

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