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.

King Gary

BBC One sitcom about a working-class family. 8 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2018 - 2020. Stars Tom Davis, Laura Checkley, Riley Burgin, Camille Coduri and others.

Another series is in development.

King Gary. Gary King (Tom Davis). Copyright: Shiny Button Productions.

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Big Schmooze

Gary is having an extension built but one objection from a neighbour could affect his planning permission, so he hosts a dinner party for all the Crescent folk.

Further details

Gary is having an extension built but one objection from a neighbour could affect his planning permission, so he hosts a civilised dinner party for all Crescent folk in what he's billing "the big schmooze". Gary goes on full charm-offensive to woo the residents at the soiree, especially arch nemesis Stuart.

Denise, an experienced soirée host, tries to take over the proceedings, while Big Gary is only interested in watching the boxing on Gary's new curve television with his gatecrashing golfing mates. Terri uses the party as an opportunity to showcase her new mobile cocktail business venture 'Bartini' and, for ease, orders a massive Deliveroo for everyone but, when the delivery is hours late, the evening takes a drunken nosedive.


This episode was published on iPlayer on 10th January.

Broadcast details

Friday 31st January 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Davis Gary King
Laura Checkley Terri King
Camille Coduri Denise King
Simon Day Big Gary King
Romesh Ranganathan Stuart Williams
Guest cast
Jay Simpson John the Butcher
Ninette Finch Mrs Watson
Mim Shaikh Wayne
George Lasha Voytec
Emma Sidi Anne
Alastair Roberts (as Al Roberts) Robin
Lisa McGrillis Mad Kay
Mark Monero Crabbie
Sura Dohnke Meg Williams
Wahab Sheikh Safir, Deliveroo Driver
Writing team
Tom Davis Writer
James De Frond Writer
Geoff Norcott Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
James De Frond Director
Rupert Majendie Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Tom Davis Executive Producer
James De Frond Executive Producer
Alex Moody Executive Producer


Dinner party

Preparing for a dinner party to schmooze all his neighbours in the Crescent, Gary doesn't bank on Mad Kay and Crabbie arriving to set up a cocktail bar.

Featuring: Tom Davis (Gary King), Lisa McGrillis (Mad Kay), Mark Monero (Crabbie).


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