Scot Squad. Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson (Jack Docherty)
Scot Squad

Scot Squad

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Scotland / BBC One Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
  • 2012 - 2022
  • 45 episodes (7 series)

Semi-improvised documentary spoof following the Scottish police force. Stars Jack Docherty, Jordan Young, Sally Reid, Ashley Smith, Chris Forbes and more.

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Christmas Special

Scot Squad. Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson (Jack Docherty). Copyright: The Comedy Unit
It's a crime-tinged Crimbo cracker shadowing the good guys banging-up the Bad Santas.

Preview clips

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Volunteer Officer Ken Beattie attends to an old acquaintance up an alley - Jamie Lee McGurk is back. And she's got more good cheer than ever to share with her favourite hobby bobby.

PCs Singh & McKirdy share a seasonal sing-song in the cop car and do their best to bag the first arrest of the new year.

Police Chief Cameron Miekelson opens up his 'Radgevent' Calendar, shows the nation his personal season's greetings card, attends to a Christmas crisis up North and makes it his mission to celebrate every festive celebration celebrated in Scotland.

Meanwhile, Officer Karen keeps cool when Bobby gets burnt by dodgy aftershave.

Rural duo McIntosh and Mackay encounter a kingdom of crud as they investigate the world's worst winter wonderland; Queen of Communications Maggie Le Beau draws the short straw and ends up having to work Christmas Day; and city cops Fletcher and McLaren are on the case when the party animals are all over the place.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 21st December 2016
Time
10:40pm
Channel
BBC One Scotland
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 22nd December 2019 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 25th December 2019 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 20th December 2020 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Tuesday 22nd December 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 26th December 2020 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 18th December 2021 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 23rd December 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Cast
Jack Docherty Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson
Jordan Young PC Jack McLaren
Sally Reid PC Sarah Fletcher
Ashley Smith PC Jane Mackay
Chris Forbes PC Charlie McIntosh
Manjot Sumal PC Surjit Singh
Graeme Stevely (as Grado) PC Hugh McKirdy
James Allenby-Kirk Officer/Acting Sgt. Ken Beattie
ML Stone Maggie LeBeau
Karen Bartke Sergeant Karen Ann Millar
Darren Connell Bobby Muir
Joe Hullait Narrator
Guest cast
Gayle Telfer Stevens Jamie-Leigh McGurk
Graham Mackie Evan Bawtree
Ashley Claire Tina Morton
Mark Dallas Liam Riddle
Writing team
Joe Hullait Writer
Chris Grady Writer
Production team
Iain Davidson Director
Iain Davidson Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Rab Christie Executive Producer
Simon Hamilton Editor
Andy Drummond Production Designer
April MacTavish Costume Designer
Craig McKirdy Director of Photography
Nicole Tulloch Make-up Designer
Carol-Anne Henderson 1st Assistant Director

Videos

Premiership footballer

This Premiership footballer's night is about to come to an early end thanks to the Scot Squad.

Featuring: Jordan Young (PC Jack McLaren), Sally Reid (PC Sarah Fletcher), Ashley Claire (Tina Morton) & Mark Dallas (Liam Riddle).

Christmas with the Scot Squad

Scotland's finest answer some festive questions.

Featuring: Jack Docherty (Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson), Jordan Young (PC Jack McLaren), Sally Reid (PC Sarah Fletcher), Ashley Smith (PC Jane Mackay), Chris Forbes (PC Charlie McIntosh), Manjot Sumal (PC Surjit Singh), Grado (PC Hugh McKirdy), James Allenby-Kirk (Officer/Acting Sgt. Ken Beattie), ML Stone (Maggie LeBeau), Karen Bartke (Sergeant Karen Ann Millar) & Darren Connell (Bobby Muir).

Press

This is a Christmas special in advance of the new series which begins in the new year. You'll be glad to hear they haven't tampered with anything. All the old characters are still here - even the ones who are not funny in the slightest, such as the annoying and bland Maggie Le Beau.

Usually big Cameron Miekelson (Jack Docherty) gets the majority of the screen time but tonight, and quite rightly so, the star is the nervous wee volunteer officer, Ken Beattie. He tries to help a rather large and intoxicated lady up from the pavement and it turns out badly for the good Samaritan: the big, loud woman is always either screeching at him or trying to seduce him. He ends up being dragged back to her house for, er, mince pies. Poor Ken!

Strangely, the best character of all, Bobby, only gets a tiny appearance tonight, which is a shame. Maybe he and the weary Officer Karen are keeping their powder dry for the new series.

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 21st December 2016

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