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 6 - Rice And Peas

Challenged by his long lost dad, Gareth has to rely on Everton to create a "nouveau caribe" cuisine.

Broadcast details

Thursday 11th March 1993
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 9th September 2019 9:00am Gold
Monday 9th September 2019 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 8th October 2019 8:35am Gold
Tuesday 8th October 2019 11:55am Gold
Monday 13th January 2020 7:10am Gold
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 8:00am Gold
Thursday 3rd September 2020 7:25am Gold
Tuesday 29th September 2020 8:10am Gold
Wednesday 30th September 2020 7:35am Gold
Monday 26th October 2020 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 27th October 2020 7:25am Gold
Tuesday 8th March 2022 7:25am Gold
Tuesday 8th March 2022 12:50pm Gold
Wednesday 9th March 2022 1:20am Gold
Monday 10th October 2022 8:15am Gold
Monday 10th October 2022 12:00pm Gold
Tuesday 11th October 2022 12:30am Gold
Sunday 8th October 2023 8:20am 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
Oliver Samuels Justin Blackstock
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
Richard Curtis Special Thanks

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