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 3 - Too Many Chefs

Sergeant Thomson punishes Gary and the boys by putting them on kitchen duty for the Captain's important dinner.

Further details

Gary: Tank Commander. Image shows from L to R: Captain Fanshaw (Miles Jupp), Gary McLintoch (Greg McHugh). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Following a prank that goes wrong, Sergeant Thomson takes a brief break from his day off to punish Gary and the boys by putting them on kitchen duty for the Captain's important dinner.

Chef works hard to keep them under control while also trying to create a dinner good enough to impress Colonel Fanshaw, the Captain's father. But when an inebriated Thomson returns to wreak havoc in the kitchen, it is left to Gary to ensure that the dinner is a success and the Captain isn't embarrassed.

Gary also gives his own unique thoughts on the people he admires the most in the world, the BP disaster, David Cameron's big society and politics - plus the boys give an online song tribute to the Pussycat Dolls.

Broadcast details

Monday 17th 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
Miles Jupp Captain Fanshaw
Leah MacRae Julie Jackson
Guest cast
David Reed Rupert Fanshaw
James Allenby-Kirk (as James Allenby) Chef
Michael MacKenzie Colonel Fanshaw
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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