BBC One comedy Still Game will return for a ninth and final series later this year as pensioner pals Jack and Victor go in to comedy retirement.
Filming gets underway at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton Studios and around Glasgow next month in what promises to be a must-see finale for fans across the country.
Comedy partners Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill feel the time is right to retire Still Game from TV.
“Still Game is a story t21 years in the making,” said Greg Hemphill, who plays Victor McDade.
“We’ve had an amazing run, but one of our hopes when we brought the show back was that we would get the opportunity to finish Jack, Victor and the gang’s journey. We feel that time is upon us. We hope you will join us later in the year to see how the story ends!”
Since making its TV debut in 2002, Still Game has become a comedy phenomenon. When it returned in 2016 after a nine year hiatus, it became the most-watched TV programme in over a decade in Scotland attracting more than half of the viewing audience.
Ford Kiernan, who plays Jack Jarvis, added: “I can’t believe 21 years have passed in what, for us, has been an outstanding experience of collaboration, storytelling and performing.
“But above all being fortunate to entertain people and make them smile. So when the last episode airs we hope your memories of our little gang will be fond ones.”