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16/12/2019

BBC Scotland To Broadcast New Comedy In 2020

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The Scotts, Group and the Daly Grind make up a trio of new comedies from BBC Scotland, showcasing new and established comic talent, working in partnership with Screen Scotland to develop and deliver new comedy for Scottish audiences.

Airing on BBC One Scotland in the new year, the three 30-minute comedies are uniquely different with all of them offering development opportunities for both writing and acting talent. They have been made by The Comedy Unit, BBC Studios and Pirate Productions and commissioned by Gavin Smith Commissioning Executive Comedy, Drama and Entertainment for BBC Scotland who will also be the BBC executive producer.

In addition to these three new comedies, criminally funny and award-winning Scot Squad mockumentary comedy series will return for five new episodes in 2020. Made by The Comedy Unit, Scot Squad shadows a fictional police force and stars Jack Docherty, Jordan Young, Sally Reid, Grado, Manjot Sumal, Darren Connell, Karen Barkte, Louise McCarthy, Julie Wilson Nimmo, Chris Forbes, James Allenby-Kirk and Ashley Smith.

Gavin Smith, BBC Scotland, said: "It's exciting to be working with Screen Scotland and able to announce a new slate of comedies featuring a range of new and established talent in front and behind the camera. Family and relationships are at the heart of all three shows and each taps in to the stressful side of modern Scottish life in their own unique way. We hope audiences love the new comedy characters coming through on BBC Scotland."
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