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  • Ended
  • Channel 4
  • 2015-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • 45 mins
  • 6 hours, 9 mins (8 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Red Production Company
  • Drama, Comedy
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Original drama series from Russell T Davies exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life, beginning with the most disastrous date night in history
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9 episodes

Special 1 Screwdriver

  • no air date — 45 mins

Screwdriver - available online only - is a 15 minute spin-off from Cucumber and the real gem of the lot. Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, known by many as 'Hayley from Corrie', engages the viewer on a profound level as she talks to her 15 year old son Adam about the horrors of the porn industry. "We're missing the fact that a tidal wave of porn is flooding into our children's lives", exclaims Hesmondhalgh's character Cleo. Screwdriver is deeply concerned with the brutality of the porn industry and the premature age that porn is first discovered at.

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2015-01-22T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Henry and Lance are happy and settled, but when they embark on a disastrous Date Night, life will never be the same again. At work, Henry is drawn to the enigmatic Freddie Baxter, while Lance greets a newcomer, Daniel – but both new friendships are set on a course to explode.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2015-01-29T00:00:00Z — 46 mins

Henry begins his new life, but Freddie marks out the battle lines - can they ever be friends, let alone anything more? Lance tries to work out where Henry’s gone, and enlists Cleo’s help, but only Cliff is devious enough to work out the truth – and when Henry’s workplace becomes a battleground, the stakes are raised higher than ever.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2015-02-05T00:00:00Z — 47 mins

Henry stumbles into a dangerous trap when Freddie meets his old school teacher, Gregory, and sets out for revenge. Lance takes action and cuts Henry off completely, while at work, Daniel’s attempts to help seem to hint at something more. Is Lance imagining things, or is Daniel not as straight as he seems?

1x04 Episode 4

  • 2015-02-12T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Henry goes on a date with a complete stranger, while Lance's long, dark night leads him to an unexpected bed.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 2015-02-19T00:00:00Z — 47 mins

Henry's secrets and lies catch up with him, while Lance's wildest dreams are in danger of coming true, as Daniel makes an extraordinary move.

1x06 Episode 6

  • 2015-02-26T00:00:00Z — 46 mins

Lance tries to work out the truth about Daniel, so Henry takes a final, desperate chance to win his old boyfriend back. But is it too late for any of them to change paths?

1x07 Episode 7

  • 2015-03-05T00:00:00Z — 47 mins

When a manhunt goes wrong, Henry, Freddie and Dean end up trapped together, and some long-buried truths rise to the surface. With Marie arriving in town to take charge, and events at the flatshare reaching a peak, Henry finds he's running out of options.

1x08 Episode 8

  • 2015-03-12T00:00:00Z — 46 mins

Everyone gets caught up in Henry's grand scheme, and life appears to be perfect, but only Freddie realises the truth. As events of the past catch up with them all, Henry reaches out to family, friends and lovers in an attempt to survive, and yet he still has to face the greatest challenge of all.

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