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After a successful pilot towards the end of 2018, Tom Davis' family sitcom King Gary for a six-part run on BBC One which he has co-written with James DeFrond who also directs.

Davis stars as builder Gary King whilst Laura Checkley stars as his partner Terri. Together they struggle for social acceptance and material success in their competitive suburbia of Butterchurn Crescent.

In the trailer, released today, Gary King can be seen calling orders in a fetching red dressing gown, showing his competitive side during a game of mini golf and opening up to his neighbour Stuart, played by Romesh Ranganathan.

The series also stars Simon Day as Big Gary, Camille Coduri as Denise, Neil Maskell as Winkle and to whet your appetite further, here are some stills from the opening episode in which Gary has a building site prankster to deal with - local loose cannon and hard man, Lee Benson.

Gary sets up a one-to-one meet with Benson at his local, the roughest pub in the area, but not before he has ‘rehearsed’ the chat with Terri at home. But can Gary muster up the courage to sack the terrifying Benson or will his dad, Big Gary, have to get involved?

Meanwhile, young Teddy King has his first ever date with the coolest girl down ‘The Dave’, Rose Ferdinando. Terri is so over keen to impress Rose’s mum, Chloe, on the dinner date that she borrows a brand-new Range Rover from a friend and pretends that it’s her own.

The series is also one of my 20 TV shows to look forward to in 2020. Full list here.

King Gary begins Friday 10th January at 9.30pm on BBC One


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