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Cucumber: Series 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Cucumber veers away from stereotypes, addressing themes of aging, sexuality and love with a touching and realistic representation of the LGBT community.


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A drama about a middle-aged gay man in Manchester, England.


Vincent Franklin
as Henry Best
Freddie Fox
as Freddie Baxter
Cyril Nri
as Lance Sullivan
Fisayo Akinade
as Dean Monroe
Letitia Wright
as Vivienne Scott
Julie Hesmondhalgh
as Cleo Whitaker
Ceallach Spellman
as Adam Whitaker
Con O'Neill
as Cliff Costello
Anjli Mohindra
as Veronica Chandra
Anjli Mohindra
as Veronica Chandra
Emmanuella Cole
as Constance Sullivan
James Murray
as Daniel Coltrane
Lisa Millett
as Katrina
Adjoa Andoh
as Marie Sullivan
Rufus Hound
as Rupert Fuller
Sagar Arya
as Sunil Merchandani
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Critic Reviews for Cucumber: Series 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (9)

This rare combination of smarts and sparkle has long been a hallmark of creator Russell T. Davies' work.

April 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The actors live up to the writing.

April 13, 2015 | Full Review…

It expands beautifully from the stereotypes, ultimately giving us portraits of very specific men and women and their very human trepidations regarding aging, attachment, self-esteem, and romance.

April 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Don't blame me if your next trip down the produce aisle carries more subtext than usual.

April 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Stories in film and TV so often focus on young gays and/or the coming out process, which makes Cucumber somewhat unique with its focus on an older, perhaps more inhibited generation of characters.

April 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The single best episode, the sixth, is like nothing else I've seen this year; I won't spoil it, but will say that it made me sob.

June 2, 2015 | Full Review…

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