Chef!. Image shows from L to R: Everton Stonehead (Roger Griffiths), Gareth Blackstock (Lenny Henry).


BBC One sitcom about a highly-strung star chef. 20 episodes (3 series), 1993 - 1996. Stars Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson, Roger Griffiths, Claire Skinner and others.

Series 1, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Thursday 3rd December at 8:55am.

Series 2, Episode 4 - A Diploma Of Miseries

Janice is furious with Gareth when he doesn't give her any credit on a live television show. And Everton risks his job when he musters the courage to teach his boss a few things about amour.

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th September 1994
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Lenny Henry Gareth Blackstock
Caroline Lee Johnson Janice Blackstock
Roger Griffiths Everton Stonehead
Pui Fan Lee Debra
Gary Bakewell Donald
Tim Matthews Crispin
Jean Luc Rebaliati Alphonse
Guest cast
Hilary Lyon Alice
Frances Barber Anita Lawrence
Samantha Edmonds Claire
Roger Frost Security Guard
Roy Hattersley Self
Writing team
Geoffrey Deane (as Geoff Deane) Writer
Robin Driscoll Script Editor
Production team
John Birkin Director
Polly McDonald Executive Producer

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