Fans of Russell T. Davies’s new drama on Channel 4, were shocked last night at the brutal murder of one of its lead characters.
During last night’s episode of Cucumber, Lance, played by Cyril Nri was dealt a lethal blow that kills him in one of the most shocking homophobic attacks ever shown on TV.
Viewers of the episode were clearly distressed as they took to twitter to share their thoughts. Many had a sleepless night because of the hard-hitting storyline. Nri, the actor who played Lance said,
“I feel utterly privileged to have anything to do with this episode.”
— Cucumber Banana Tofu (@cucumber) February 26, 2015
#Cucumber has left me a mess. So powerful.
— Owen Jones? (@OwenJones84) February 27, 2015
Can't stop thinking about last night's episode of @cucumber – it was brutal and heartbreaking in equal measure. Amazing storytelling.
— Antony Cotton (@antonycotton) February 27, 2015
Wow. @cucumber last night on Channel 4 was truly brilliant TV. Brutal and shocking. Series worth a second look if you switched off early on.
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) February 27, 2015