Gary: Tank Commander. Gary McLintoch (Greg McHugh). Copyright: The Comedy Unit
Gary: Tank Commander

Gary: Tank Commander

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
  • 2009 - 2012
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom starring Greg McHugh as Gary McLintoch, a soldier who returns home from Iraq to the barracks and offers unique insights into both worlds. Stars Greg McHugh, Robert Jack, Scott Fletcher, Paul-James Corrigan, Stuart Bowman and more.

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Series 2, Episode 5 - Climate Control

Patrolling the outer perimeter at a climate conference is looking like being one of the most boring jobs the soldiers have ever had...

Further details

Gary: Tank Commander. Image shows from L to R: Jacko (Robert Jack), Adam (Paul-James Corrigan). Copyright: The Comedy Unit

Patrolling the perimeter at a climate conference is one of the most boring jobs the soldiers have ever had... until Gary catches sight of a family of protesters dressed up as rabbits.

Rounding them up is only half the battle, as Sergeant Thomson insists they are delivered to the police who are waiting at a far away checkpoint. As they travel with their prisoners, the family try to get through to Gary with their message of peace, but it is their costumes that have the most emotional effect on him.

Broadcast details

Monday 31st January 2011
BBC One Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 5th February 2011 11:15pm BBC2 Scot
Tuesday 16th August 2011 12:45am BBC3
Friday 7th February 2020 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 10th February 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Friday 7th August 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 9th August 2020 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Monday 15th November 2021 11:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Greg McHugh Gary McLintoch
Robert Jack Jacko
Scott Fletcher Charlie
Paul-James Corrigan Adam
Stuart Bowman Sergeant Thomson
Guest cast
Moray Hunter George Rabbit
Anne Downie Moira Rabbit
Emma Currie Sue Rabbit
Rhys Teare-Williams Brendan Rabbit
Dave Walker (as David Walker) Farmer Jones
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
David Jennings Production Designer

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