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 2 - Beyond The Pass

In their attempt to take control of Le Chateau Anglais, Gareth and Janice must make personal sacrifices before visiting their "friendly" bank manager.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th February 1993
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 8:20am Gold
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 8:20am Gold
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 7th January 2020 7:15am Gold
Wednesday 26th August 2020 7:45am Gold
Wednesday 26th August 2020 1:00pm Gold
Thursday 27th August 2020 7:15am Gold
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 7:25am Gold
Tuesday 20th October 2020 8:00am Gold
Wednesday 21st October 2020 7:30am Gold
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 7:20am Gold
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 12:40pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 3:15pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 4th October 2022 8:30am Gold
Tuesday 4th October 2022 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 5th October 2022 1:10am Gold
Sunday 1st October 2023 8:30am 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
Elizabeth Bennett Lola
Guest cast
Matthew Byam Shaw Derek
Geoffrey McGivern Bank Manager
Rupert Vansittart Diner
Shelly Minto (as Shelley Minto) Diner
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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