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 4 - Mum's The Word

It has been 15 years since Gary's Mum passed away and his Dad, Martin, thinks it is finally time to scatter her ashes...

Further details

Gary: Tank Commander. Image shows from L to R: Gary McLintoch (Greg McHugh), Martin McLintoch (Callum Cuthbertson), Auntie Margaret (Morag Stark). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Gary, Martin, Julie and Gary's Auntie Margaret all set out to his Mum's favourite beauty spot to scatter her ashes, but find that it has changed a lot since they used to go there.

Gary needs to come up with a back-up plan - but he is distracted by a series of mysterious phone calls that not only annoy his Aunt and Julie, but also manage to offend his Dad on the worst day possible.

Gary also provides his own unique thoughts on Osama Bin Laden and nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, flashbacks to Afghanistan show Gary, Charlie, Jacko and Adam performing songs tributes to the band Journey and singer Will Smith.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th 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
Leah MacRae Julie Jackson
Guest cast
Callum Cuthbertson Martin McLintoch
Morag Stark Auntie Margaret
Martin Docherty Douggy
Gail Watson Burger Vendor
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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