British TV Show Cucumber
British TV Show Cucumber
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Nominations have been awarded to gay programmes and personalities for Britain’s Television awards.

The BAFTA television awards will be held on May 8 and two programmes Cucumber and London Spy achieving nominations.

Gay drama London Spy has received two nominations first for leading actor, Ben Whishaw, and the second for Best Mini-Series.

Ben Whishaw in London Spy
Ben Whishaw in London Spy

The show, which aired late last year on BBC 2, is set around two young men, Danny (played by Whishaw) and Alex (played by Edward Holcroft), who fall in love.

However, things quickly untangle when Alex, who is a spy, turns up dead. Danny is left fighting for the truth in a world that he knows nothing about.

In one of the most startling shows of 2015, Cucumber has received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Cyril Nri for his portrayal of Lance, boyfriend of Henry, the programme’s protagonist.

Cucumber was a companion series alongside other shows Banana and Tofu on the ITV Network. It was also shown in both New Zealand and Australia.

Cyril Nri played Lance in Cucumber
Cyril Nri played Lance in Cucumber

Oscar nominee, Sir Ian McKellen, has also been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his part in TV film, The Dresser.

Playing the assistant to an aging actor, determined to still put on shows despite his ranks depleted from World War Two conscriptions, McKellen worked alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins in the movie that aired on BBC Two in October last year.

Last Updated on Mar 31, 2016

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