Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cucumber/Banana/Tofu - More Casting News

With filming currently underway on Russell T. Davies upcoming Channel 4/E4/online dramas, Cucumber, Banana and Tofu, more casting news has been unveiled.

Luke Newberry - best known for his recent role as Kieren Walker on BBC3 drama In The Flesh has been cast in the role of law student Josh for Banana. Described as a young man who finds the past hard to escape, when he has to go home and face his old friend from school. Also appearing in the E4 program is Dino Fetscher taking on the role of Aiden - a handsome, confident young man, who unexpectedly finds himself stuck with the lovelorn Frank for the day. But Frank will challenge everything Aiden thinks about gay life, right to the core. Viewers can see both Josh and Aiden in Cucumber first before their stories are continued into the younger series.

Comedian Rufus Hound on the other hand will guest in an upcoming episode of Channel 4's Cucumber, playing the role of Rupert - a man who is in hot pursuit of Vincent Franklin's character, Henry while Father Ted's Ardal O'Hanlan will play the role of Brian, a man who goes out on a date with Cleo, only to find the evening unravelling into old secrets and long-buried truths. Elsewhere Doctor Who's Adjoa Andoh will play the role of Marie, the sister of Cyril Nye's character, Lance. Other since confirmed cast members include Andrew Hayden-Smith, James Murray and Caellach Spellman.

Meanwhile for online spin-off series, Tofu will be looking for people to share their real sexual experiences as a companion piece to both Cucumber and Banana. The online series will be fronted by Doctor Who Magazine writer and YouTube blogger, Benjamin Cook who has previously worked with Russell T. Davies on the 2008 (and 2010 updated version) book, The Writer's Tale. Cook  has been quoted to say about the online series interviews ...

“Men, women, every gender – all the pronouns! – trans or cis, straight or gay, bi, curious, maybe you’re sex-obsessed or take-it-or-leave-it, or maybe you’ve – whisper the words – never had sex and aren’t afraid to say so. We want to hear from you. No subject and no individual is off limits. We can’t wait to hear your stories.”

If you're over 18 and want to be interviewed, you can look at the official site for Tofu, which I'm linking here. This is certainly shaping up as a project, isn't it?

Casting News: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/rufus-hound-joins-russell-t-davies-new-drama-series
Tofu News: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/21/new-russell-t-davies-online-series-seeks-real-gay-sex-stories/
Tofu Interviews: https://redproductioncompany.com/upload-your-video

Cucumber/Banana/Tofu will air on Channel 4/E4/online in 2015.


Anonymous said...

His name is Dino Fetscher, not Fletcher. I went looking for a picture and Google searches for "Dino Fletcher" turned up nothing; I finally got a news article by searching "cucumber" + "Aiden".

shawnlunn2002 said...

Just spotted and corrected. What do you think of the actual shows? Do you plan to watch any of them?

Anonymous said...

They sound interesting, though I'm usually more interested in sci-fi/fantasy/mystery/historical shows.

shawnlunn2002 said...

Same here but I like RTD, so I'll be giving these shows a try.

Anonymous said...

I'm in the US. Any idea when they're coming here?