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.

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Series 2, Episode 2

An innocent family singsong takes a devilish turn, the funeral director solves the age old question of whether to go for burial or cremation, and an ambitious employee panics when the boss tells an unfunny joke.

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Further details

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

An innocent family sing-song takes a devilish turn; the local funeral director solves the age old question of whether to go for burial or cremation; and an ambitious employee panics when the Boss tells a joke that isn't funny.

Meanwhile Burnistoun's self styled favourite son, Biscuity Boyle, proves to be well past his sell-by date at speed dating and the 'quality police' patrol men, McGregor and Toshan, try to find out who's the toughest in a pepper spray battle.

Regular characters Peter and Scott discuss the etiquette of rescuing someone who's fainted in the toilet and Jolly Boy John gets real in a video with his pet dog. There's also a guest appearance from Frankie Boyle in a ground breaking TV advert for pies.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 11th April 2011
Time
10:40pm
Channel
BBC One Scotland
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th April 2011 10:20pm BBC2 Scot
Thursday 27th October 2011 11:20pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Cast
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
Gerry McLaughlin Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Frankie Boyle Self
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
Laura Wilson Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer

Videos

Is That Everything?

You don't want to get stuck behind this guy in a queue.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Iain Connell, Robert Florence & Kirsty Strain.

Frankie Boyle's Advert

Frankie Boyle stars in a ground-breaking TV advert for pies.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Frankie Boyle.

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