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


  • 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.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Personnel

Gareth faces cuts in his budget and must restructure his kitchen staff at Le Chateau Anglais.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th January 1993
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 2nd September 2019 8:20am Gold
Monday 2nd September 2019 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 1st October 2019 8:20am Gold
Tuesday 1st October 2019 12:20pm Gold
Monday 6th January 2020 7:15am Gold
Tuesday 25th August 2020 7:45am Gold
Tuesday 25th August 2020 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 26th August 2020 7:15am Gold
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 8:00am Gold
Monday 19th October 2020 8:20am Gold
Tuesday 20th October 2020 7:30am Gold
Tuesday 1st March 2022 7:35am Gold
Tuesday 1st March 2022 12:45pm Gold
Monday 3rd October 2022 8:30am Gold
Monday 3rd October 2022 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 4th October 2022 1:10am Gold
Sunday 1st October 2023 7:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Lenny Henry Gareth Blackstock
Caroline Lee Johnson Janice Blackstock
Roger Griffiths Everton Stonehead
Claire Skinner Lucinda
Gary Parker Piers
Erkan Mustafa Otto
Guest cast
William Ivory Greg
Peter Tilbury Manager
Writing team
Peter Tilbury Writer
Production team
John Birkin Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Nick Arthurs Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Leo Davis Casting Director
Omar Lye-Fook (as Omar) Composer
Jakko M. Jakszyk (as Jakko M Jakszyk) Composer
Remi Adefarasin Director of Photography

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