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 3 - Subject To Contract

With his idyllic cottage on the market, Gareth must raise his profile in the local press.

Broadcast details

Thursday 11th February 1993
30 minutes


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Wednesday 4th September 2019 8:20am Gold
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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
Geoffrey McGivern Bank Manager
Tam Dean Burn Receiver
Sophie Thursfield Ginnie
Ben Forster Toby
Sean Gascoine (as Sean Gascoigne) Photographer
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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