Dear Green Place. Image shows from L to R: Mr Henderson (Ford Kiernan), Riordan (Paul Riley). Image credit: Effingee Productions.

Dear Green Place

Scottish sitcom based around Glasgow's park life. Starring Ford Kiernan and Paul Riley from Still Game

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2006 - 2008  (BBC One Scotland)
Episodes:
12 (pilot + 2 series)
Starring:
Ford Kiernan, Paul Riley, Paul Blair, Johnny Austin, Martin Docherty, Jenny Ryan, Carmen Pieraccini, Michael MacKenzie, Gavin Jon Wright
Writers:
Paul Riley, Mark Cox, Rab Christie
Production:
Effingee Productions

Set amongst the green grass of Glasgow, Dear Green Place takes a snapshot of life amongst the parkies and shows the comical reality behind an innocent stroll in the park. From a bone idle horse to unrequited love - with illicit sex, condoms, boring lectures, divorce, necrophilia and scants in the graveyard along the way...

Our Review: A pleasant enough comedy, but not a patch on the superior Still Game which has more-rounded and believable characters in it. Some viewers south of the border may struggle to understand some of the Scottish slang - the editor of this guide certainly did.