Still Game and Burnistoun creators unite for new sketch show | Greg Hemphill and Robert Florence make Queen Of The New Year

Still Game and Burnistoun creators unite for new sketch show

Greg Hemphill and Robert Florence make Queen Of The New Year

Stars of Still Game and Burnistoun are uniting for a new BBC sketch show.

Greg Hemphill – who played Victor McDade in Still Game – is working with Robert Florence on the one-off Queen Of The New Year for BBC One Scotland.

The Hogmanay show will also star John Gordon Sinclair, Louise McCarthy, Barbara Rafferty, Clive Russell, Gayle Telfer Stevens and Juliet Cadzow,

BBC Scotland say: ‘This end of year treat will cover the big talking points of 2021 from Cop26 to wild swimming and many more.'

Florence – who now fronts E4’s Gamesmaster –  previously worked as a writer on sketch show Chewin The Fat, which starred Hemphill and his Still Game co-creator Ford Kiernan.

And Florence and Hemphill have been involved in the Scottish wrestling scene together, playing bitter rivals at the 2013 Kelvin Brawl in Glasgow.

Also airing in Scotland over New Year is a Hogmanay edition of Scot Squad, with Jack Docherty’s police chief Cameron Miekelson urging Scots to party responsibly on the biggest blowout night of the year.

And the previously announced new festive helping of Two Doors Down will play out on the BBC Scotland channel following its premiere on BBC Two. 

Published: 26 Nov 2021

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