Chef!. Image shows from L to R: Everton Stonehead (Roger Griffiths), Gareth Blackstock (Lenny Henry)
Chef!

Chef!

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1993 - 1996
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom starring Lenny Henry as a top chef whose personal and management skills do not match his culinary abilities. Stars Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson, Roger Griffiths, Claire Skinner, Gary Parker and more.

Chef!. Image shows from L to R: Everton Stonehead (Roger Griffiths), Gareth Blackstock (Lenny Henry)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1993 - 1996
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
20 (3 series)
Creator
Lenny Henry
Stars
Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson, Roger Griffiths, Claire Skinner, Gary Parker, Erkan Mustafa, Elizabeth Bennett, Ian McNeice and more
Writers
Peter Tilbury, Geoffrey Deane, Paul Makin, Robin Driscoll and John Brennan
Directors
John Birkin and Dewi Humphreys
Producers
Charlie Hanson and Polly McDonald
Companies

Gareth Blackstock, executive chef at posh restaurant Le Chateau Anglais deep in rural Oxfordshire, is a minor culinary genius and obsessed with producing perfect cuisine.

Unfortunatley for Gareth, his wife, and not to mention his staff, his management and interpersonal skills don't quite match his abilities in the kitchen or his ambitions. Food is his world, his raison d'ĂȘtre, and everything else comes second...

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th January 1993 at 9:30pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Monday 30th December 1996 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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