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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 6,572

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BBC axes King Gary and Goes Wrong Show

BBC One sitcoms King Gary and The Goes Wrong Show have both been dropped by the broadcaster.

British Comedy Guide, 6th April 2024

Inside King Gary Series 2

The first series of mould-breaking sitcom King Gary subverted masculine stereotypes. An RTS panel reveals the ambitions for Series 2.

Royal Television Society, 1st September 2021

Tom Davis interview

From singing Disney songs in drag to Murder In Successville and BBC One's King Gary.

Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk, 13th August 2021

Reviews - Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes; King Gary

The big joy of Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes (ITV), to quote the double-act's theme song, is the sunshine it brings Gary, Eric's widow Joan and daughter Gail, all watching together and chuckling.

King Gary peps up the hoary over-the-garden-wall sitcom format with good gags.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 31st July 2021

King Gary review

Tom Davis is still a treat as the Essex builder with small problems and a big heart. If only he would dial down the zaniness.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 30th July 2021

King Gary review

Tom Davis's sitcom fails to do anything with its observations of suburbia.

Rachael Sigee, i Newspaper, 30th July 2021

Tom Davis on King Gary

The star of BBC One's geezer-ish sitcom talks drag acts, working-class representation - and towering over the comedy world.

Chris Harvey, The Telegraph, 27th July 2021 Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

King Gary Christmas Special, review

This sitcom has some strong lines and an endearing cast, but it courted some unenviable comparisons.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 23rd December 2020

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