Scotland Made Me.... Chris Forbes
Growing Up Scottish

Growing Up Scottish

  • TV comedy
  • BBC Scotland
  • 2021 - 2022
  • 9 episodes (2 series)

A comic look at life in Scotland and how growing up north of the border shaped an array of comic and TV talent. Stars Chris Forbes, Fern Brady, Des Clarke, Janey Godley, Ashley Storrie and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Learn & Stylish

In this episode, the comics look back at their school days and teenage fashions.

Further details

Jane McCarry, Des Clarke, Fred MacAulay, Julia Sutherland and Brian Taylor, amongst others, remember School Days. Whilst Martel Maxwell, Raymond Mearns, Janey Godley and TJ Singh, amongst others, remember teenage fashions.

Sharing the highs and lows of Scottish teachers, Burns recitals, (long) coach trips & bad behaviour. The unique phenomenon of Scottish Country Dancing is examined, whilst asking the important question: whatever happened to PE?

Plus, sharing the pleasure (and occasional horrendous pain) of hand-me-downs! As well as the joys of dressing up, finding a rebel styles and celebrating Scotland's finest fabrics. Our comedians also deal with the often-overlooked phenomenon of 'Up Kilting' and how men have learnt to live with it.

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th May 2021
BBC Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 7th May 2021 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 5th June 2021 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Monday 19th July 2021 11:15pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 21st August 2021 9:45pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 18th September 2021 10:15pm BBC Scotland
Friday 24th September 2021 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 10th August 2022 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 30th October 2022 10:45pm
15 minute version
BBC Scotland
Sunday 4th December 2022 10:45pm
15 minute version
BBC Scotland
Friday 17th March 2023 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Tuesday 21st March 2023 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Tuesday 4th July 2023 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 30th September 2023 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 22nd February 2024 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Monday 26th February 2024 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 12th June 2024 11:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Chris Forbes Self
Fern Brady Self
Des Clarke Self
Janey Godley Self
Fred MacAulay Self
Leo Kearse Self
Raymond Mearns Self
Julia Sutherland Self
Bruce Devlin Self
Brian Taylor Self
Martel Maxwell Self
TJ Singh Self
Bruce Fummey Self
Graeme Stevely (as Grado) Self
Zara Janjua Self
Jane McCarry Self
Production team
Stuart Locke Executive Producer
Gavin Smith Executive Producer
Fiona Gallie Archive Producer
Evan Crichton Editor
Ian Browne Editor
Rick Walker Director of Photography

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