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


  • 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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Local singing sensation, Wee Frank, showcases his unique vocal style to the judges on Burnistoun's Got Talent who see potential despite his obvious - and obscene - linguistic limitations.

Further details

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

Elsewhere, the Burnistoun Butcher takes issue over the local newspaper's reporting of his crimes - only to end up more confused by the editor's feedback. And jealously rears its ugly head in the ice-cream van after squabbling siblings Paul and Walter disagree over a date with the fairer sex.

Also this week, there's a tense work-out on the rowing machines at the gym; love's young dream flourishes in amongst the scrawls of tenement graffiti; and a TV director has a reality-bites moment to make soap operas with toilet breaks.

Broadcast details

Monday 8th March 2010
BBC Two Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 28th August 2020 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 29th August 2020 10:45pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 21st January 2021 11:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Robert Florence Various
Iain Connell Various
Allan Miller Ensemble Actor
Richard Rankin Ensemble Actor
Kirsty Strain Ensemble Actor
Louise Stewart Ensemble Actor
David Allan Ensemble Actor
Jennifer Ball Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Robert Florence Writer
Iain Connell Writer
Niall Clark Script Editor
Production team
Iain Davidson Director
Iain Davidson Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Rab Christie Executive Producer
Calum Ross Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer

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