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 - A Bird In The Hand

"I hate seeing ingredients walking about," complains Janice when she and her husband, chef Gareth Blackstock, visit a free-range turkey farm in preparation for Christmas at Le Chateau Anglais restaurant.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th December 1993
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 10th December 2019 11:25am Gold
Thursday 3rd December 2020 8:55am Gold
Friday 4th December 2020 1:15pm Gold
Sunday 6th December 2020 8:50am Gold
Friday 18th December 2020 7:35am Gold
Saturday 19th December 2020 2:30am Gold
Saturday 19th December 2020 7:30am Gold
Friday 25th December 2020 8:55am Gold
Saturday 26th December 2020 7:00am 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
Guest cast
Vivian Pickles Mrs Courtenay
Writing team
Peter Tilbury Writer
Production team
John Birkin Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Polly McDonald Executive 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
Frank Gell Director of Photography

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