Cucumber Channel 4, 9pm
Sixteen years after the hit Manchester-set series Queer as Folk appeared on the small screen, Russell T Davies returns with this drama exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21stcentury gay life – one of three interlinked shows for Channel 4, E4 and online. When a 46-year-old man and his long-suffering boyfriend embark on a disastrous date night, nothing will ever be the same again. At work, Henry is drawn to the enigmatic Freddie, while Lance greets newcomer Daniel, but both friendships are set on a course to explode. Starring Vincent Franklin and Cyril Nri.