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

Gimme Gimme Gimme

BBC One and BBC Two sitcom about a gay man and his best friend. 19 episodes (3 series), 1999 - 2001. Stars Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Rosalind Knight, Beth Goddard and Brian Bovell.

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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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