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 6 - Stagging On

Gary and Charlie are on guard duty on Gary's birthday. Charlie starts a rumour about himself that gets out of hand, and Gary's determination to enjoy his birthday is tested by some awful presents and unexpected guests.

Further details

Gary is determined to enjoy his birthday, despite the fact that he and Charlie are stuck on guard duty. Gary passes the time by winding up a couple of civilians and singing happy birthday to himself, while Charlie becomes obsessed with guessing the contents of a mysterious letter addressed to Sergeant Thomson.

Gary's attempt to distract him results in a rumour starting about Charlie leaving the army that spreads all around the barracks. Adam and Jacko both drop in to deliver their presents to Gary and to persuade Charlie to stay, but neither gesture gets the intended result. It's up to the final two visitors to the barracks to make Gary's birthday one to remember, and to find out once and for all if Charlie is staying or going.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st 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
    Leah MacRae Julie Jackson
    Guest cast
    Kevin Bridges Eddy
    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
    Walter J. Grant Editor
    Graham Rose Production Designer

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