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 2, Episode 2 - Missing Tank

The boys decide to play a trick and pretend the tank has been stolen. However the joke's on them when the tank actually does go missing.

Further details

Gary: Tank Commander. Image shows from L to R: Adam (Paul-James Corrigan), Charlie (Scott Fletcher), Gary McLintoch (Greg McHugh). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Gary and friends are back from Afghanistan and returning a tank to the barracks. The long drive has made Gary, Jacko and Adam hungry, and despite protests from Charlie, the boys pull over to a service station to get their full Scottish breakfast and a large plate of chips. Noting Charlie's anxiety, they decide to play a trick on him and pretend the tank has been stolen. However the joke's on them when the tank actually does go missing.

Gary has to call in help all sorts of favours, including Jacko's hapless sister Julie, before Sergeant Thomson finds out.

The programme also sees Gary providing his opinion on the Queen, regrets, what he would write about in a book and the meaning of the word 'radical'. There is also an online song tribute from the boys to Lady Gaga.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th January 2011
BBC One 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
Gayanne Potter Betty
Michael Moreland Bobby
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


Tank Commander - Lady Gaga, Telephone

Gary and the boys remake Lady Gaga's Telephone in the heat and dust of Afghanistan.

Featuring: Greg McHugh (Gary McLintoch), Robert Jack (Jacko), Scott Fletcher (Charlie), Paul-James Corrigan (Adam).


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