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

Burnistoun

BBC Scotland and BBC One Scotland and BBC Two Scotland sketch show from Robert Florence and Iain Connell. 22 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Robert Florence, Iain Connell, Allan Miller, Richard Rankin 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 - 2019
Channels
BBC Scotland, BBC One Scotland, BBC Two Scotland
Episodes
22   (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
Producer
Iain Davidson

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.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Burnistoun Tunes In (Special name)
Soundtrack
Original music composed by Aleister X.
Laugh track
Recorded at screening

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 25th February 2009 on BBC Two Scotland at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 24th February 2019 on BBC Scotland at 10pm
Last repeat
Friday 26th July 2019 at 10:30pm

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