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.

Press Clippings

Comedy review: Gary, Tank Commander

Greg McHugh's central performance remains dumbly charismatic, but Mission Quite Possible feels like a 30 minute sitcom episode's worth of laughs stretched too thin over almost two hours.

Jay Richardson, The Scotsman, 24th October 2016

Gary Tank Commander Live review

It's a plot that's stretched a bit thin over two-and-a-half hours (including interval), McHugh not being the first sitcom writer to find difficulties in extending a half-hour format to a feature length. The second half, especially, spends a lot of time on plotting and exposition of a fairly simple story at the expense of laughs. Our possible ISIS man even gets to sing a ballad I Am Your Brother, Set Me Free without irony or piss-take.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 21st October 2016

Interview: Greg McHugh on Gary: Tank Commander

As Greg McHugh prepares his live show of Gary: Tank Commander, the actor and writer tells Janet Christie about the enduring appeal of his comic creation and why it's time to get serious.

Janet Christie, The Scotsman, 2nd July 2016

Gary: Tank Commander, turns political interviewer

Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections on May 5, Greg McHugh's camp squaddie has questioned the party leaders in a pre-recorded special for BBC Two Scotland.

Chortle, 19th April 2016

Gary Tank Commander's Greg McHugh ready for big stage

'We flopped in front of 50 people now show has an army of fans'

Paul English, Daily Record, 12th August 2015

Audio - Gary: Tank Commander breaks cover

The camp squaddie is set to storm The SSE Hydro in Glasgow with a live show and he tells us in this interview: "This is the best idea anyone's ever had, so that's why we're daein it."

Paul English, Daily Record, 18th June 2015

Greg McHugh set to fly to LA to discuss remake

Greg McHugh will fly out to Los Angeles this month for meetings with top industry figures to discuss a remake of Gary: Tank Commander for an American network audience.

Paul English, Daily Record, 1st October 2014

Greg McHugh: The man behind Gary, Tank Commander

Greg McHugh is a rising comedy star who has had a busy year, writing and taking the lead in cult series Gary, Tank Commander as well as playing alongside Jack Whitehall in Channel 4's student comedy Fresh Meat.

BBC Scotland, 4th December 2012

When he's not shuffling around in his dressing gown as student/abattoir worker Howard on Fresh Meat, Greg McHugh takes the rather more testosterone-addled form of army corporal Gary in another of BBC Scotland's strong comedies.

The Guardian, 3rd November 2012

Although I finally came out as a Burnistoun fan last week, I'm still not ready to come out for Gary: Tank Commander, back for a third series. I love Greg McHugh in the students comedy Fresh Meat and am in Pot Noodle delirium awaiting its return, but his mincing squaddie show has few jokes beyond the obvious and, often, no actual tanks.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 30th September 2012