Gimme Gimme Gimme. Image shows from L to R: Linda (Kathy Burke), Tom (James Dreyfus). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Gimme Gimme Gimme

Gimme Gimme Gimme

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1999 - 2001
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Repulsive, overweight, loudmouth cretin Linda La Hughes shares a flat with Tom Farrell, an extremely camp gay man: both are obsessed with men. Stars Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Rosalind Knight, Beth Goddard and Brian Bovell

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Series 3, Episode 2 - The Lollipop Man Cometh

Tom has a part in a small local theatre production, which has somehow attracted Tom Cruise to the lead role. Preparing for the premiere performance in his dressing room stress levels begin to rise, and with a little of Linda's mis-assistance, his make-up takes a turn for the bizarre.


This episode is also known as Lollipop Man.

Broadcast details

Friday 9th November 2001
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 13th August 2012 11:15pm Gold
Tuesday 14th August 2012 1:45am Gold
Friday 14th December 2012 2:30am Gold
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Wednesday 2nd October 2013 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 3rd October 2013 2:00am Gold
Friday 27th December 2013 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 28th December 2013 1:30am Gold
Friday 17th January 2014 9:55pm Gold
Wednesday 16th July 2014 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 17th July 2014 1:35am Gold
Sunday 15th March 2015 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 14th June 2015 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 18th August 2015 9:40pm Gold
Monday 23rd November 2015 11:00pm Gold
Tuesday 24th November 2015 2:30am Gold
Monday 26th September 2016 10:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th September 2016 2:25am Gold
Monday 17th October 2016 11:00pm Gold
Monday 6th March 2017 11:00pm Gold
Monday 1st May 2017 11:35pm Gold
Monday 12th June 2017 11:35pm Gold
Tuesday 13th June 2017 3:25am Gold
Monday 21st June 2021 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 1:20am Gold
Thursday 23rd June 2022 9:20pm Gold
Friday 24th June 2022 1:00am Gold
Sunday 25th June 2023 1:40am Gold
Friday 19th January 2024 11:20pm Gold
Saturday 20th January 2024 3:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Kathy Burke Linda
James Dreyfus Tom
Guest cast
Akemi Otani Yakashoto Shakamoto (Director)
Geraldine McNulty Interpreter
Vilma Hollingbery Sister Brian May
Matthew Dunster Schoolboy
Andrew Pointon Schoolboy
Jonathan Broadbent The Salmon
Writing team
Jonathan Harvey Writer
Kathy Burke Script Editor
Production team
Tristram Shapeero Director
Matthew Francis Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Mark Chapman Executive Producer
Sue Vertue Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer

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