Only An Excuse?. Jonathan Watson.

Only An Excuse?

BBC One Scotland sketch show starring Jonathan Watson. 27 episodes, 1993 - 2021. Stars Jonathan Watson, Gerry McLaughlin, Julie Austin, Chris Forbes and Sheila Donald.

Only An Excuse?.

Only An Excuse? 2016

Jonathan Watson returns with the team for another look back at what the past twelve months have served up both on and off the pitch. As well as highlighting the woes of Gordon Strachan's Scotland team, Sir Alex Ferguson, Mark Warburton and new bhoy Brendan Rodgers chip in with their contributions while non-footballing headline makers like Donald Trump, Sir Rod Stewart and Nicola Sturgeon also have something to say.

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Judy Murray serves up ace cameo

Renowned tennis coach Judy Murray is game for a laugh when she joins the Only An Excuse? team. Judy finds herself face-to-face with one of the best known comic characters from the iconic BBC Scotland comedy show...

Judy has a cameo in a sketch which features Frank 'Macca' McAvennie - as played by Jonathan Watson - during her drive to get more people involved in the sport at grassroots level. Jonathan's portrayal of the former Celtic, West Ham and Scotland footballing legend has been a traditional highlight of the show.

Watson is delighted that Judy decided to play ball when the Only An Excuse? team approached her with the offer of a part in the hit show.
He said: "Judy said yes right away when we asked if she'd like to appear because she's such a fan of the show. She was great fun to work with and I'm sure the audience will enjoy seeing how she gets on with Macca."

Judy says: "I've been watching Only An Excuse? for years. It's one of the must-see shows at Hogmanay so I jumped at the chance to have a part in it. It was so much fun joining up with the team that produces the show and of course bantering with Macca."

Broadcast details

Saturday 31st December 2016
BBC One Scotland
30 minutes

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