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 4 - The Great Debate

Gary goes to St Andrews for a debate against a formidable opponent. He has been briefed on what to say, but when he takes the stage, he surprises everyone, including himself.

Further details

Gary is chosen to represent the army in a debate against students - organised by the Captain's brother, Rupert. In true army style, Gary is given a full list of exactly what he should say, as well as assistance in the shape of Jacko.

Before heading off to St Andrews, Gary practises the debate with Julie and his Dad, boosting his confidence with an easy win. The problems start soon after they arrive, as Rupert doesn't make the best impression on Jacko, and seems to have wildly underestimated Gary's opponent, Millie. When Gary takes to the stage he gets a nasty surprise, making a difficult task seem like Mission: Impossible.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th December 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
Leah MacRae Julie Jackson
Guest cast
Callum Cuthbertson Martin McLintoch
Antony Strachan (as Anthony Strachan) Chef
Carole Anders Receptionist
David Reed Rupert Fanshaw
Catherine Murray Millie
Robin Hodges Michael
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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