Gary: Tank Commander. Gary McLintoch (Greg McHugh). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Gary: Tank Commander

BBC One Scotland and BBC Two Scotland sitcom about a soldier. 19 episodes (3 series), 2009 - 2012. Stars Greg McHugh, Robert Jack, Scott Fletcher, Paul-James Corrigan and others.

Series 1, Episode 3 - The General

General Randy Badger arrives from America on official duty. He enlists Gary and the boys, and instigates his own mission - to drink beer, see strippers and find his Scottish ancestors, the McBadgers. Hoo ya.

Further details

Gary collects an American General, Randy Badger, from the airport, and is assigned to help him with his 'Cross International Home Stationed Strategic Planning' mission. But Gary soon learns that it's a front for General Badger's real mission - to find his Scottish ancestors.

A trip to Ardrossan proves emotional for the General as he searches for the McBadgers, and a feeling of being home. Thomson is unimpressed by Gary taking a respected high ranking military official on day trips to the seaside, and orders the boys to take him on a night hike. But the General has other ideas, namely going to the centre of town, getting very drunk and having the time of his life. Gary and the boys go along to keep an eye on him, something that proves increasingly hard to do.

Broadcast details

Monday 30th November 2009
BBC Two Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg McHugh Gary McLintoch
Robert Jack Jacko
Scott Fletcher Charlie
Paul-James Corrigan Adam
Stuart Bowman Sergeant Thomson
Miles Jupp Captain Fanshaw
Guest cast
Antony Strachan (as Anthony Strachan) Chef
Stuart Milligan General Randy Badger
George Drennan Policeman
Gary Little Bouncer
Writing team
Greg McHugh Writer
Chris Grady Script Editor
Production team
Iain Davidson Director
Rab Christie Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Colin Gilbert Executive Producer

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