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

Chef!

BBC One sitcom about a highly-strung star chef. 20 episodes (3 series), 1993 - 1996. Stars Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson, Roger Griffiths, Claire Skinner and others.

Series 2, Episode 7 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 12:20pm.

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

Chef!

Sitcom starring Lenny Henry as a top chef whose personal and management skills do not match his culinary abilities

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1993 - 1996
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
20   (3 series)
Creator
Lenny Henry
Starring
Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson, Roger Griffiths, Claire Skinner, Gary Parker, Erkan Mustafa, Elizabeth Bennett, Ian McNeice and others
Writers
Peter Tilbury, Geoffrey Deane and Paul Makin
Directors
John Birkin and Dewi Humphreys
Producer
Charlie Hanson

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...

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
Recorded at screening

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th January 1993 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 30th December 1996 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 7: Tomorrow at 12:20pm on Gold
  2. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday at 11:35am on Gold
  3. Series 3 Episode 2: Monday at 12:30pm on Gold
  4. Series 3 Episode 3: Tuesday at 12:25pm on Gold
  5. Series 3 Episode 4: Wednesday 23rd October at 12:30pm on Gold
  6. Series 3 Episode 5: Thursday 24th October at 12:30pm on Gold
  7. Series 3 Episode 6: Friday 25th October at 12:25pm on Gold

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