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 3, Episode 3 - Lessons In Talking

Talk of divorce gives Gareth severe mood swings as he mingles with his diners.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th December 1996
30 minutes


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Monday 23rd September 2019 9:00am Gold
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Tuesday 25th October 2022 1:45am Gold
Saturday 28th October 2023 9:40am Gold
Sunday 29th October 2023 7:45am Gold

Cast & crew

Lenny Henry Gareth Blackstock
Caroline Lee Johnson Janice Blackstock
Roger Griffiths Everton Stonehead
Dave Hill Cyril
Jeff Nuttall Gustave
Lorelei King Savanna
Vincent Walsh Vincenzo
Sophie Walker Renée
Guest cast
John Altman Pianist
Jan Goodman First Couple
Conor Mullen First Couple
Kristen Marks American Couple
Stuart Fox American Couple
Alastair Mackenzie (as Sam MacKenzie) Businessman
Lawrence Elman Businessman
Writing team
Paul Makin Writer
John Brennan Script Editor
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Polly McDonald Executive Producer
Grant Goodwin Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Leo Davis Casting Director
Frances Haggett Costume Designer
Christopher Clayton Lighting Designer
Omar Lye-Fook (as Omar) Composer
Jakko M. Jakszyk (as Jakko M Jakszyk) Composer
Geoffrey Deane (as Geoff Deane) Creative Consultant

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