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Amiably unfocused film nostalgia in a new series that's fun enough to forgive the suspicion that its creators thought it would make itself. Episode one begins with Passport To Pimlico, before hopping back to Gracie Fields and George Formby and then the steadying hand of producer Michael Balcon. Whisky Galore!, bombsite romp Hue And Cry and A Fish Called Wanda also feature, as Grant presents what could be a pleasant pub conversation.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 18th September 2016

Have women in Scottish comedy been overlooked?

Stand-up Susan Morrison laments that Scotland never produced a female comic star in that era with an international following like Lancashire-born Gracie Fields or American performers Phyllis Diller and Fanny Brice. Nevertheless, when the amateur historian hosts Giggling Jock: A Short History Of Scottish Comedy at the Stand next week, she'll be revisiting the underappreciated female acts she considers "proto-stand-ups".

Jay Richardson, The Scotsman, 8th November 2012