Bill Jamieson: Still Game - born of misery but you have to laugh
For thousands of Scots, Friday evening can’t come round soon enough. The beloved TV sitcom Still Game returns to our screens, hailed as one of the most watched Scots comedy programmes of all time. Popular, yes and certainly iconic – but a little disconcerting, too.
For those unfamiliar with it, Still Game triumphs through some of the most unpromising ingredients ever assembled for a laughter show. Bunnet-bedecked Jack Jarvis (played by Ford Kiernan) and Victor McDade (Greg Hemphill), two Glasgow pensioners, live out the evening of their lives against a bleak Clydeside landscape of high rise... read more
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