New series of Rab C Nesbitt?

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Rab C. Nesbitt

Long-running Scottish sitcom starring Gregor Fisher as Rab C Nesbitt, a rude, dirty, lazy, foul-mouthed, sexist alcoholic

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David C

  • Monday 9th February 2009, 9:15pm
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 5 posts

Hi everyone,

I read somewhere that the BBC were thinking of doing a new series of Rab C Nesbitt, after the Christmas special was so well recieved.

I really hope they do another series, Rab is hilarious.

Anyone got anymore news on this?

David.

P.S Where's the Northern Ireland icon? There is England, Wales and Scotland but no Northern Ireland. Tut Tut! ;)

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Ronnie Anderson

  • Tuesday 10th February 2009, 12:07am [Edited]
  • England
  • 587 posts

I would love it happen. The jokes for the Christmas special were pretty outdated but there were some brilliant moments of him being a drunken idiot - as well as brilliant poetic one liners that no other sitcom seems to contain these days.

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SivoxII

  • Wednesday 11th February 2009, 3:10am
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

I'd love to see it continue too!! .... I took my hat off to the Christmas Special, mainly due to the 'rekindling' of the old image they presented so many years before. It was admirable to see them aged, but still able to pull off the look from the old days (turning a blind eye to the odd wrinkle, grey hair and older limbs)

Cal :)

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T.W.

  • Wednesday 11th February 2009, 3:51pm
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

Never warmed to the original series really. A one-trick pony of a sitcom and rather too colloquial in some respects.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 26th February 2009, 6:57am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,747 posts

Plans for a return of the popular Scottish sitcom Rab C Nesbitt are
being considered, according to the BBC.

The heavy-drinking Glaswegian was axed from the small screen a decade
ago after eight series.

But discussions are now taking place which could herald the return of
the string vest-sporting armchair philosopher.

A Christmas special last year, in which Rab appeared a changed man,
having ditched alcohol and found religion, proved immensely popular.

The Daily Record newspaper reported a new series is now to be made
with six episodes.

An insider told the paper it was doubtful the new shows could be made
this year and it was likely to run in January or February 2010.

A BBC spokesman said discussions were taking place but could not
confirm whether a new series had been commissioned.

"All I can tell you is that it is in the pipeline," he said. "We
can't confirm that it has definitely been commissioned at the moment."

Rab C Nesbitt, written by Ian Pattison, first hit television screens
in 1988. It chronicled the life of a work-shy, foul-mouthed
Glaswegian, living in the Govan area of the city, and his long-
suffering wife Mary Doll, played by Elaine C Smith.

The curtain fell on the show in 1999 after 52 episodes.

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Mark

  • Thursday 26th February 2009, 5:15pm
  • Hampshire, England
  • 2,683 posts

Just to update: the BBC have indeed now ordered a new series of Rab C Nesbitt.

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chipolata

  • Thursday 26th February 2009, 5:17pm
  • England
  • 30,101 posts
Quote: David C @ February 9 2009, 4:15 PM GMT


I read somewhere that the BBC were thinking of doing a new series of Rab C Nesbitt, after the Christmas special was so well recieved.


Was it? I thought it came and went with very little impact. That said, if it's got another series, it must have done okay.

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PhilSug

  • Wednesday 21st October 2009, 11:54pm
  • England
  • 48 posts
Quote: Mark @ February 26 2009, 1:15 PM BST

Just to update: the BBC have indeed now ordered a new series of Rab C Nesbitt.


I can update you on this - they're filming the new series in the hotel in which I am currently staying in Glasgow.

In fact I got stopped from entering the hotel for a few minutes this evening whilst a scene was being shot.

So the new series is on the way....

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Marc P

  • Thursday 22nd October 2009, 1:00pm
  • England
  • 17,698 posts

Hurrah. :)

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 22nd October 2009, 2:05pm [Edited]
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,364 posts

Yeah brilliant/bralliant, a welcome return for a great sitcom. That last Christmas special proved how much life he still had in him, it was superb, only I thought they used up so much material I wonder where they're going to go next. But we shall see now - great. Just to get characters like that weasel Jamesie back on the box for a few weeks has to be a good thing, does he speak like that in real life?

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noddy

  • Thursday 22nd October 2009, 6:13pm
  • Northern Ireland
  • 22 posts

Great can't wait.

P.S were is the N.Ireland icon you what we are like

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Bert Bastard

  • Thursday 22nd October 2009, 9:13pm
  • England
  • 252 posts

I loved the series and the characters but it hasn't been the same show since wee Burney (Eric Cullen) left. They ought to just let it be. It's had its time.

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Lime5000

  • Thursday 22nd October 2009, 9:34pm
  • England
  • 895 posts

YOU LIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Beelzebozo

  • Thursday 22nd October 2009, 9:50pm [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 228 posts
Quote: Bert Bastard @ October 22 2009, 5:13 PM BST

I loved the series and the characters but it hasn't been the same show since wee Burney (Eric Cullen) left. They ought to just let it be. It's had its time.


Still knocks spots off of so many others.
Disgraceful - the tabloids treatment of Eric Cullen. "Let them eat cak"

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Bert Bastard

  • Friday 23rd October 2009, 5:36am
  • England
  • 252 posts
Quote: LIME5000 @ October 22 2009, 5:34 PM BST

YOU LIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


It's true. Either that or you're falling.