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16/03/2017

Still Game To Return For New Series

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BBC one has announced that comedy series Still Game has been commissioned for a new series. The news follows the show's successful return to television screens in 2016.

The six-part series will air on BBC One later this year, and is again written by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill. The pair also star in the comedy. Other cast members including Paul Riley, Jane McCarry, Mark Cox, Sanjeev Kohli and Gavin Mitchell will reprise their roles.

Commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning, Still Game will be filmed at BBC Scotland's Dumbarton Studios in a purpose-built set during the summer of 2017. It will also be filmed on location in and around Glasgow.

Greg Hempill said: "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 added: "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."

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning, commented: "It's rare for a show to attain the status of comedy classic whilst it's still on air. Ford and Greg are at the height of their creative powers and audiences all over the UK just adore their world with these fantastic characters. If previous audience figures are anything to go by let's hope the national grid can handle the demand."

The new series of Still Game will be a BBC Studios production for BBC One through BBC Scotland. Long-time Still Game collaborator, Michael Hines, returns as director with Jacqueline Sinclair producing the series. It will be executive produced by Ewan Angus and Steven Canny.

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