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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 4 - Work & Party

Comedians remember their first jobs, and talk about how and where to have a party.

Further details

Chris Forbes, Martel Maxwell, Leo Kearse, Zara Janjua and Bruce Fummey, amongst others, remember their first jobs. Whilst Grado, Fern Brady, Bruce Devlin and Jane McCarry, amongst others, remember how and where to have a party.

Sharing the highs and lows of getting hired, learning the ropes, how to deal with the boss and the range of jobs on offer depending where you live in Scotland. The phenomenon of avoiding, accepting or dealing with the sack is examined, whilst thanking previous jobs and employers for some valuable experiences.

Plus, sharing the fun and frolics of house parties, hitting the town, how approach toilet banter and Scotland's response to international dance crazes. Plus the perils and pitfalls the end of the party and successfully navigating that tricky journey home.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th May 2021
BBC Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 28th May 2021 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Friday 2nd July 2021 11:15pm BBC Scotland
Monday 26th July 2021 11:15pm 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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