Whites. Roland White (Alan Davies). Copyright: BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2010
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom starring Alan Davies as Roland White, a celebrity chef who has grand ambitions but is a little past his sell-by-date. Also features Darren Boyd, Stephen Wight, Katherine Parkinson, Isy Suttie, Maggie Steed and more.

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Alan Davies sitcom Whites to be remade in America

Whites, the 2010 BBC Two sitcom starring Alan Davies as a celebrity chef, is to be remade in America with Arrested Development star Will Arnett in the lead role.

British Comedy Guide, 10th October 2018

Whites - the making of a British 'situation' comedy

Next time you sit down and enjoy your favorite comedy whether set in a kitchen, department store or small town parish, you can now appreciate the great lengths producers go to for both authenticity and laughs.

Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 20th March 2018

From the vault - Whites

Should you find yourself in need of a British comedy binge fix, check out Whites, the 2010 BBC Two comedy starring Alan Davies, Darren Boyd and Katherine Parkinson. Set in the kitchen of a country house hotel, Whites has Davies playing Chef Roland White, a culinary genius of a chef that, in foodie terms, is several days past his sell-by date.

Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 13th July 2017

10 British TV comedies that ended too soon

Some sitcoms come to a natural end after a long run. Others are not so lucky and get cut short in their prime. And then Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps runs for 80 episodes. Here are 10 of the best comedies that ended far too soon...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 8th December 2016

Alan Davies' Whites. Hulu. Now.

Should you find yourself in need of a new British comedy fix, hope over to Hulu and check out Whites, starring Alan Davies, Darren Boyd and Katherine Parkinson.

Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 25th July 2011

Alan Davies not amused by 'shoddy' treatment by BBC

Alan Davies, the star of Jonathan Creek, speaks out after the BBC failed to tell him face-to-face that it was dropping his sitcom.

Richard Eden, The Telegraph, 8th May 2011

Bring Back Whites campaign gathering steam

Full disclosure upfront. I have only seen two episodes from the first (and only) season of the BBC situation comedy, Whites, starring Alan Davies as an executive chef at a country house hotel that has "past his sell-by date". That said, I feel qualified to comment on the current "Bring Back Whites" campaign as this is a show that I have been tracking since it went in to production.

Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 18th March 2011

Petition: Bring Back 'Whites'

I was delighted my post about the online campaign to save the BBC2 sitcom Whites was very much appreciated. Last I checked, it has been re-tweeted 167 times and shared on Facebook 67 times. A special thanks to @britishcomedyguide and Whites stars @alandavies1 and @isysuttie for helping in that endeavour.

Dan Owen, Dan's Media Digest, 16th March 2011

Feature: Bring Back Whites... Please

Most of you reading this will probably have at some point been a fan of a TV programme that has been cancelled by its host channel prior to it reaching its natural or intended conclusion. Personally I struggle to think of any, well that was the case right up to the point when the BBC decided not to commission a second series of the sitcom Whites.

Dave Cookson, Tinned Goods, 12th March 2011

Campaign: bring back 'Whites'

So what can you, the public, do to try and save Whites?

Dan Owen, Dan's Media Digest, 8th March 2011

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