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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
28 January 1993 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks. Full summary »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 22)

Lenny Henry ... Gareth (20 episodes, 1993-1996)
Roger Griffiths ... Everton (19 episodes, 1993-1996)
Caroline Lee-Johnson ... Janice (18 episodes, 1993-1996)
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Series Directed by
John Birkin (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Tilbury (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Lenny Henry (8 episodes, 1993-1994)

Series Produced by
Charlie Hanson .... producer (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
Beverly Randall .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1993)
Polly McDonald .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1993-1996)
 
Series Original Music by
Jakko M. Jakszyk (1 episode, 1996)
Omar (1 episode, 1996)
 
Series Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin (4 episodes, 1993)
Bill Broomfield (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nick Arthurs (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Casting by
Leo Davis (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Production Design by
Andrew Howe-Davies (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Art Direction by
Philip Robinson (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rebecca Hale (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Pickering .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Tammy Harewood .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Production Management
Christopher Miles .... production manager (7 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Crispin Buxton .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Christine Buttner .... graphics (6 episodes, 1993)
Nigel Pinhay .... props (6 episodes, 1993)

Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Judi Headman .... sound / sound supervisor (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ted Scott .... sound (6 episodes, 1993)
David Taylor .... sound / sound supervisor (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Special Effects by
Stefano Pepin .... special effects technician (14 episodes, 1993-1996)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Muller .... camera operator / studio camera operator (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Richard Adam .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1993)
Bill Broomfield .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1993)
Geoff Brown .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1993)
Malcolm Beale .... grip (3 episodes, 1993)
Ronan Murphy .... grip (3 episodes, 1993)
Earl Brown .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1993)
Chris Hartley .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1993)

David Draper .... grip (unknown episodes)
Clive Mackey .... focus puller: second camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Hall .... costumes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Location Management
Crispin Buxton .... location manager (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Music Department
Jakko M. Jakszyk .... composer: incidental music (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Omar .... composer: theme music (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Other crew
Paul Headman .... consultant chef / food preparation (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Carrie Rodd .... stage manager (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Glynis Jones .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1993)
John Burton-Race .... consultant chef / series advisor (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Thanks
Richard Curtis .... special thanks (1 episode, 1993)
 

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USA:30 min
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Quotes:
[Everton applies for a position Gareth's wife just asked him to create]
Gareth:Well, you've got two things going for you. One, we're old school chums. And two, your timing is absolutely, totally, marriage-ruiningly perfect.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (2005) (TV)See more »
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Serious ProfessionSee more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Chef's point of view:, 17 August 2003
Author: riggy001 from Matthews, NC, USA

I have worked my way up in the kitchen brigade over the last ten years and am now Chef-Patissiere at a four-star (US system) establishment and must say that I see many similarities with my profession and this series. Granted, Gareth Blackstock (Lenny Henry) exaggerates the tension for the purpose of comedy, but truly good humour is rooted in truth. I only wish I were as quick-witted about my sarcastic comments and scathing remarks as he. It's a slightly exaggerated, comedic portrayal of actual kitchen antics, and I think it is well represented. The characters are all believable, with the exceptions of Cyril and Reneé. The only character lacking is the slow-witted scullion (dish machine operator). I love the show! I give it four and a half of five stars.

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