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 5 - Fame Is The Spur

With Janice taking over running the business, Gareth enters the world of TV food programmes.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th March 1993
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th September 2019 8:20am Gold
Friday 6th September 2019 12:20pm Gold
Monday 7th October 2019 8:35am Gold
Monday 7th October 2019 11:50am Gold
Friday 10th January 2020 7:10am Gold
Tuesday 1st September 2020 8:00am Gold
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 7:30am Gold
Monday 28th September 2020 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 29th September 2020 7:35am Gold
Friday 23rd October 2020 8:00am Gold
Saturday 24th October 2020 7:10am Gold
Monday 7th March 2022 7:30am Gold
Monday 7th March 2022 12:50pm Gold
Tuesday 8th March 2022 12:55am Gold
Friday 7th October 2022 8:15am Gold
Friday 7th October 2022 12:05pm Gold
Saturday 8th October 2022 1:50am Gold
Sunday 8th October 2023 7:45am 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
Trevor Peacock Colin
Kevin Allen Kevin
Simon Slater Nicholas
Kiff Dimond Cameraman
Tim James Floor 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
Bill Broomfield Director of Photography

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