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

King Gary

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2018 - 2021
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about a working-class family man attempting to keep up with family, friends and neighbours. Stars Tom Davis, Laura Checkley, Simon Day, Camille Coduri, Riley Burgin and more.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - The Ninth Hole

King Gary. Image shows from L to R: Big Gary King (Simon Day), Gary King (Tom Davis). Copyright: Shiny Button Productions
Gary has organised a trip to an indoor mini golf course for Big Gary's birthday, but the father v. son game gets highly competitive. Meanwhile, Terri meddles in Gary's mate's date.

Further details

It's Big Gary's birthday and Gary has organised a family day out at an indoor mini golf course, but his plans are gatecrashed by Winkle who also wants to spend the day with his old boss. The father versus son golf game gets highly competitive and fully explodes when Big Gary is accused of cheating.

Meanwhile, Denise takes a shine to the crockery in the restaurant and Terri sticks her oar into Gary's mate John the Butcher's date. She knows that John is already seeing one of her mates so righteously informs the date, in the ladies, that the man she is having dinner with is a "class A wrong un", but has she got her facts straight?


This episode was published on iPlayer on 10th January.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th February 2020
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 7th February 2020 11:25pm BBC1 Wales

Cast & crew

Tom Davis Gary King
Laura Checkley Terri King
Simon Day Big Gary King
Camille Coduri Denise King
Riley Burgin Teddy King
Neil Maskell Winkle
Guest cast
Jay Simpson John the Butcher
Kevin Garry (as Kevin 'KG' Garry) Putt Shack Manager
Olga Koch Sacha
Barney White Rupert
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
Samantha Frith Line Producer
Carolynne Philpott Post Producer
Robin Hill Editor
Anna Sheldrake Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Lucy Williams Costume Designer
Roy Estabrook Director of Photography
Nicola Schuller Make-up Designer
Pete Wareham Composer
Kas Braganza 1st Assistant Director


More suburban insecurity as Tom Davis's patchy sitcom continues. Tonight, it is Gary's dad's birthday, which means a trip to a mini-golf centre and endless, absurd, alpha-male jousting. It often feels flimsy but the performances (this week including a lively turn from the reliable Neil Maskell) keep it watchable.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 7th February 2020

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