Burnistoun. Image shows from L to R: Robert Florence, Iain Connell. Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Burnistoun

BBC One Scotland and BBC Two Scotland sketch show. 21 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2009 - 2016. Stars Robert Florence, Iain Connell, Allan Miller, Richard Rankin, Kirsty Strain, Louise Stewart, David Allan and others.

Burnistoun. Image shows from L to R: Robert Florence, Iain Connell. Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Burnistoun

Robert Florence and Iain Connell write and star in this BBC Scotland sketch show based around the residents of a fictional town

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2009 - 2016
Channels
BBC One Scotland, BBC Two Scotland
Episodes
21   (1 pilot + 3 series), plus 1 highlights special
Starring
Robert Florence, Iain Connell, Allan Miller, Richard Rankin, Kirsty Strain, Louise Stewart, David Allan, Jim Muir and others
Writers
Robert Florence and Iain Connell
Director
Iain Davidson
Producers
Iain Davidson, Ewan Angus and Rab Christie

Robert Florence and Iain Connell write and perform this sketch show set in a fictional Scottish location that somehow seems eerily familiar. Burnistoun has its own newspaper, furniture store, gym, pub and all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant, radio station and even an ice-cream van.

Characters include Uncle Willie the man who insists on having his own funeral before he dies, wannabe girl-band singer Jackie McGlade who can make any tune sexy except football songs, and John and Terry two pub pals who insist they do not fantasize about each other sexually.

Other Burnistoun characters include disgruntled serial killer The Burnistoun Butcher, and snippy siblings, Paul and Walter, who share high drama inside their ice cream van.

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