Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cucumber/Banana/Tofu - First Trailers

I've mentioned it a few times this year but now we've finally got a trailer for Russell T. Davies's upcoming series Cucumber, Banana and it's online companion, Tofu.

Actually, we've had two trailers - the first one actually featuring cucumbers, bananas and tofu amongst other things in an inspired and rather cheeky bit of promotion for the three series. You can tell that these will be shows that will air on Channel 4, E4 and 4OD as I couldn't see them being promoted the same way if they were productions for the BBC or ITV. It's an audacious piece of marketing but one that has definitely made me look forward to each of the shows.

Meanwhile the second trailer, released yesterday has featured clips from all three shows. Cucumber will focus on an older gay couple played by Vincent Franklin and Cyril Nye while spin-off show, Banana focuses on a younger group of gay and lesbian characters. Cast members for that show include Freddie Fox, Luke Newberry and Ceallach Spellman to name a few while online companion Tofu will look into real life stories about sexuality. The thing is that while RTD did confirm to Gay Times a few months ago that Cucumber will be a one series only show, I could easily see Banana being kept on if it attracts a Skins like audience though.

Certainly looking forward to seeing all three of these series.

Cucumber/Banana/Tofu Trailer: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2014/dec/15/cucumber-banana-tofu-exclusive-russell-t-davies-new-channel-4-series-trailer

Cucumber, Banana and Tofu will air on Channel 4, E4 and 4OD from January 2015. US viewers will be able to see the shows on Logo shortly afterwards.

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