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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Big Cheese

When Gareth discovers that renowned chef Albert Roux is coming to lunch, he rallies his team to create the perfect meal.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th February 1993
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 5th September 2019 8:20am Gold
Thursday 5th September 2019 12:20pm Gold
Friday 4th October 2019 8:30am Gold
Friday 4th October 2019 11:50am Gold
Thursday 9th January 2020 7:15am Gold
Friday 28th August 2020 7:45am Gold
Friday 28th August 2020 1:00pm Gold
Saturday 29th August 2020 7:00am Gold
Friday 25th September 2020 7:40am Gold
Saturday 26th September 2020 7:20am Gold
Thursday 22nd October 2020 8:00am Gold
Friday 23rd October 2020 7:25am Gold
Friday 4th March 2022 7:30am Gold
Friday 4th March 2022 12:45pm Gold
Saturday 5th March 2022 2:35am Gold
Thursday 6th October 2022 8:40am Gold
Thursday 6th October 2022 12:35pm Gold
Saturday 7th October 2023 9:40am 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
Derek Hutchinson Sebastian
George Khan Fishman
Paul Jay (as Eugene Cheese) Hodgkin
Al Ashton Police Sergeant (Voice)
Albert Roux Self
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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