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Still Game 

Cult Scottish comedy about the lives of two OAP's Jack and Victor and their views on how it used to be in the old days and how bad it is now in the fictional area of Glasgow, Craiglang.
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Series cast summary:
Ford Kiernan ...  Jack Jarvis / ... 56 episodes, 2002-2018
Greg Hemphill Greg Hemphill ...  Victor McDade / ... 56 episodes, 2002-2018
Paul Riley Paul Riley ...  Winston Ingram / ... 56 episodes, 2002-2018
Gavin Mitchell Gavin Mitchell ...  Boabby / ... 55 episodes, 2002-2018
Mark Cox Mark Cox ...  Tam Mullen / ... 54 episodes, 2002-2018
Jane McCarry Jane McCarry ...  Isa Drennan / ... 54 episodes, 2002-2018
Sanjeev Kohli Sanjeev Kohli ...  Navid Harrid / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2018
James Martin James Martin ...  Eric 46 episodes, 2002-2018
Irene Ann Burt Irene Ann Burt ...  Pub Regular 42 episodes, 2002-2007
Shamshad Akhtar Shamshad Akhtar ...  Meena 34 episodes, 2002-2018


Jack and Victor have broken out of Chewin' The Fat and now have their own six part series on BBC One Scotland. These Glaswegian patter merchants may be long in the tooth but they're Still Game for all kinds of carry-on. Written by David Nisbet <j_archer@trek-generations.co.uk>

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Just before the fifth series started filming, a pest control team had to be called in to the studios as rats had infested Navid's shop set. The alarm was raised after Jane McCarry (who plays Isa) found a dead rat on the set. See more »


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One Foot out of the Grave
8 March 2017 | by ArtimidorSee all my reviews

Back in the days NBC's "Golden Girls" pioneered in discovering a fresh comedic potential according to the premise: Pensioners are also entitled to some post-prime fun before a career-move that involves pushing up the daisies. Especially when they're operating from Miami, Florida, of course. Now picture this as good old Sophia would say: How about we give the whole retiree idea more edge, relocate the girls to Scotland (complete with heavy accent), change their gender and language to something way stronger and offensive (yet in its own way endearing), and replace the picturesque Miami-scenario with fictional "shitehole" Craiglang "somewhere near Glasgow" with prospects being hee-haw as a Scot would say. You'll see: The fun refuses to concede defeat. Quite to the contrary. Welcome to "Still Game"!

Spun off from Ford Kiernan's and Greg Hemphil's sketch show "Chewin' the Fat", "Still Game" features strong 70+ characters ranging from the comedic widower duo Jack and Victor (Kiernan/Hemphil) over curmudgeon Winston, blabbermouth Isa and tight-arsed Tam to Indian-born shop owner Navid, who sports a rare talent for one-liners of the side-splitting kind. Now pleasures may be limited for old duffers, but life goes on and as such revolves around the local waterhole "The Clansman", the bookies, and the grocer's, with Isa's rumor mill working incessantly. Romance is a mere footnote. In that sense "Still Game" is not that far off the mark as real old geezers go. But in Craiglang there's a bright side to the shadow of old age: Death for example is a constant companion, accepted and dealt with in creative fashion (two words: hypothermia sweepstakes), and in the meantime as far as shaping the rest of one's life is concerned: disaster, small or large, is always around the corner. "Still Game", while out-and-out hilarious, occasionally dark-humored and sometimes over-the-top in a memorable way, also has its powerful dramatic moments. Character developments feel palpable and add another layer to the show and depth one wouldn't want to miss. The nine year long pause between season 6 and 7 is hardly noticeable. Following popular demand, "Still Game" is back again, as stand-up comedy and sitcom. So brush up on your Scottish, or turn on the subtitles. You don't want to miss this.

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