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 5 - In The Field

Gary complicates a training exercise by agreeing to pick up a cooker for his Dad. Collecting it with a tank is one thing - hiding it from the sergeant is another.

Further details

A routine training exercise is complicated when Gary agrees to collect a cooker for his Dad. As this entails taking the tank off army land, looking for a farmhouse, strapping a cooker to the back of a tank and still making it to their target co-ordinates in time, the others are far from keen.

Gary combines leadership with bribery to get them to agree to their new mission, but his promise that it will take 'two minutes' is soon broken. After a false start, they eventually meet the seller, a man who has been on his own a little too long.

The cooker collected, they then have to complete the exercise, all the while staying one step ahead of the ever watchful Sergeant Thomson.

Broadcast details

Monday 14th 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
Guest cast
Ruth McGhie Woman
Eric Barlow Graham
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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