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28 January 1993 (UK) See more »
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 »
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 (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)

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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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
EVERTON!!!, 26 May 2000
Author: JonathanDP81

`Chef' is an utterly hilarious show that I love to catch an episode of on BBC America. Lenny Henry's portrayal of the short-tempered Gareth Blackstock is right on the nose. It's hard to believe, but I have met a couple people quite like him. Unlike them, here you can sit back and laugh at these poor souls who are forced to work with him. My dad says it's just a show about a guy shouting at people, but I disagree. Few if any people have such a great wit when they're angry. `Chef' is about a man who has a great deal of frustration like many of us, but, unlike most of us, he's not afraid to vent it at the people who much of time deserve it. It's painfully funny, too.

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