Still Game star lands new sitcom

Kiernan to play caravan park boss

Still Game star Ford Kiernan has landed a new six-part comedy series with the BBC.

The comic, who shot to fame in Chewin' The Fat, will star as a useless caravan park boss in the six-part series Happy Hollidays.

It will also star Karen Dunbar, Still Game barman Gavin Mitchell and Kathleen McDermott from E4’s Dead Set, who filmed a pilot last year.

Ford, 46, said he based his character, Colin Holliday, on his old boss at the university, where he used to work as a barman.

He told the Glasgow Evening Times: ‘Colin is larger than life and is all bluff and bluster - a likeable idiot.

'He is miserable and tries to cut costs all the time. He is a bit inept, but I have always liked those kind of characters.

'The character is played for laughs, so I hope my old boss will be able to have a laugh when it comes out.'Filming starts in an Ayr caravan park in March.

It is Kiernan 's first sitcom since splitting from Still Game writing partner Greg Hemphill last year.

Published: 14 Jan 2009

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