Channel 4 plots to shock with its new gay drama Cucumber

A batch of shows that 'wouldn't get past a US network' could give tofu sales an unexpected lift

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Fifteen years after showing the ground-breaking gay dramaQueer as Folk, Channel 4 hopes to “outrage the Daily Mail” with a multi-platform follow-up, which the broadcaster boasts is so risqué that it “wouldn’t get past an American network”.

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Unveiling scenes from Cucumber, which like Queer as Folk has been devised by Russell T Davies, Channel 4’s chief creative officer Jay Hunt described the drama as “channel-defining”. She said: “We wouldn’t be Channel 4 if we weren’t planning to lightly outrage the Daily Mail.”

Read more at independent.co.uk

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