News: Still Game To Return

Comedy series Still Game will return for another series following the success of its return to TV screens last year.

Written by and starring Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, series eight has been commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning, and will return as another six-part series, airing on BBC One in 2017.

The new series will see the core cast - Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Jane McCarry, Mark Cox, Sanjeev Kohli and Gavin Mitchell - reprise their roles, filming at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton Studios in a purpose-built set across the summer of 2017. The series will also film, on location, in and around Glasgow.

Comedy fans across the country celebrated the show’s return after a nine year hiatus which saw it go straight to BBC One network for the first time. In Scotland, the last series of Still Game became the most watched non-sporting programme in over a decade with weekly episodes regularly attracting over half of the total audience.

Creator, writer and star of Still Game, Greg Hemphill, says: "We can't wait to get started on the next batch of adventures with Jack and Victor. We have lots of surprises in store for you!"

Ford Kiernan, adds: “Chuffed to bits to be coming back for series eight. Greg and I have been cooking up some absolute corkers and we can’t wait to show you what they are.”

The original run of the sitcom, which stars Kiernan and Hemphill as evergreen Glaswegian pensioners Jack and Victor, aired for six series between 2002 and 2007, transferring from BBC Scotland to BBC Two. The new series of Still Game will air on BBC One when it returns later this year.



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