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4 whacks out their Banana

4's new show announces line-up

Russel T Davies’ new Channel 4 Drama, Cucumber, and spin off series on E4 Banana starts filming next week. The highly anticipated series focusses on 21st century gay life in Manchester.

The series Banana will feature stars such as Hannah John- Kamen (Happy Valley), Letitia Wright ( Top Boy), Georgia Henshaw (Waterloo Road), Andrew Hayden-Smith (Doctor Who) and comedian Bethany Black in her television debut. They will also be joined by Cucumber regulars Freddie Fox ( Parade’s End) and Fisayo Akinade (Fresh Meat).

Alongside show runner Russel T Davies ( Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) who has written three episodes, the series will also feature the writing talent of comedian Sue Perkins, Matthew Barry, and new writers Charlie Covell, and Lee Warbutton.

An online series called Tofu will also join Banana and Cucumber, which are all interlinked, exploring 21st Century gay life in all its glory.

Words Ben Walker, @benjwalker94

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