The BEST Episodes of Cucumber

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2019

Network: Channel 4

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

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

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?

star 8.76
99 votes
Episode 7

#2 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

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.

star 8.31
80 votes
Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.11
82 votes
Episode 4

#4 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 8.00
85 votes
Episode 3

#5 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

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?

star 7.98
87 votes
Episode 2

#6 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.82
88 votes
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.72
71 votes
Episode 1

#8 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.54
114 votes