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 5

Wannabe girl band member Kelly McGlade takes her story to the Burnistoun Herald but ends up hitting more than just headlines.

Further details

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

A trip to a restaurant's toilets takes a devilish turn for the worst for one diner; Burnistoun's most persistent market researcher literally takes a lifetime to get some answers; and the latest addition to the Sarcastics Anonymous group finds the cutting comments hard to handle, ironically.

The Burnistoun boozer is buzzing with tall takes of local gangsters but Kelly McGlade's barmaid skills lack spirit after she takes exception to a punter's comments.

Also this week, the police demonstrate a foolproof interview technique which works purely by rearranging furniture.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 31st March 2010
BBC Two Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 18th September 2020 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 19th September 2020 10:20pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 11th February 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
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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