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

Burnistoun

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Scotland / BBC One Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
  • 2009 - 2019
  • 22 episodes (3 series)

Robert Florence and Iain Connell write and star in this BBC Scotland sketch show based around the residents of a fictional town. Also features Allan Miller, Richard Rankin, Kirsty Strain, Louise Stewart, David Allan and more.

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

Key details

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
Stars
Robert Florence, Iain Connell, Allan Miller, Richard Rankin, Kirsty Strain, Louise Stewart, David Allan, Jim Muir and more
Writers
Robert Florence, Iain Connell and Niall Clark
Director
Iain Davidson
Producers
Iain Davidson, Ewan Angus and Rab Christie
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Burnistoun Tunes In (Special name)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Original music composed by Aleister X.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 25th February 2009 at 10pm on BBC Two Scotland
Most recent repeats

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