King Gary. Image shows from L to R: Teddy King (Riley Burgin), Terri King (Laura Checkley), Gary King (Tom Davis), Denise King (Camille Coduri), Big Gary King (Simon Day). Copyright: Shiny Button Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2018 - 2021
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
14 (1 pilot + 2 series), plus 1 Children In Need special
Stars
Tom Davis, Laura Checkley, Simon Day, Camille Coduri, Riley Burgin, Romesh Ranganathan, Neil Maskell, Lisa McGrillis and more
Writers
Tom Davis, James De Frond, Geoff Norcott and Lily Brazier
Director
James De Frond
Producers
Rupert Majendie, Richard Webb, Andy Brereton, Tom Davis, James De Frond, Alex Moody, Ben Caudell, Pete Coogan and more
Companies

King Gary follows childhood sweethearts Gary and Terri King, a loved up husband and wife, and their aspirations to achieve social acceptance and moderate material success in competitive suburbia. This, accompanied by drama queen Gary's constant need to impress his prehistoric old school Dad, Big Gary, and attempt to fill his big boots, equals a massive 'try hard' douchebag.

King Gary is a study of how the small things in life can be blown up to absurd proportions as the pressures of the modern world, and how we think we must exist within it, spiral out of control. A big comedy about life's small and often petty dramas.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: 'King Gary
  • 'King Gary (Original styled name)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 9:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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