Only bawbags and horses

Scotland's answer to Only Fools...

BBC Scotland is planning a new comedy, described as a cross between the Likely Lads and Only Fools and Horses.

Legit revolves around two traders at Glasgow’s Barras market, Fox and Danny, and their on-off friendship.

The BBC has ordered a pilot episode from independent production house The Comedy Unit, with hopes the sitcom could be made into a full series.

It has been written by Iain Connell and Robert Florence, who also worked on the hit Scottish sketch show Chewin' the Fat, and the cast includes Andy Gray.

Comedy Unit script editor Niall Clark told Scotland on Sunday: ‘The most important thing about situational comedy like this is that you have to make it believable, and that's what we have tried to do.

‘There's a wee bit of the Likely Lads in there with an element of Only Fools an Horses but to compare it seriously with anything at this stage would be an injustice: it will be what it is in its own right, and we very much hope it will be a success.’

Clark, whose company also made Still Game and the Karen Dunbar Show added: ‘The state of Scottish comedy is looking pretty healthy at the moment. It boils down to finding broadcasters who have the funding to invest in comedy.’

 

Published: 21 May 2006

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