Still Game. Image shows from L to R: Victor McDade (Greg Hemphill), Jack Jarvis (Ford Kiernan)
Still Game

Still Game

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Scotland / BBC One / BBC Two / BBC One Scotland
  • 2002 - 2019
  • 62 episodes (9 series)

Scottish sitcom about pensioners Jack and Victor, a duo who strike a blow against ageism with their rascally antics. Stars Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Jane McCarry, Paul Riley, Mark Cox and more.

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Series 7, Episode 3 - Job

Still Game. Image shows from L to R: Boabby (Gavin Mitchell), Winston Ingram (Paul Riley)
Charity begins at home, as Jack and Victor offer a helping hand to Methadone Mick; a parking fine from the past comes back to haunt Winston; and Boabby's award glory goes awry.

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Further details

Charity begins at home, as Jack and Victor offer a helping hand to Methadone Mick; a parking fine from the past comes back to haunt Winston; and Boabby's award glory goes awry.

Methadone Mick reveals he has a job interview but no suit, so Jack and Victor pull out all the stops to give him a makeover. Realising his smile leaves a lot to be desired, they make a trip to see their old pal, Cammy, a dentist with somewhat dubious practices.

Winston's shocked when bad news comes calling: he owes thousands for an historical parking fine. If only he could get his hands on the fine and make it disappear.

At the Clansman, Boabby receives his invitation to the City Chambers to be awarded his Glasgow Good Citizen Civic Medal. As Jack, Victor and Isa spout an array of excuses why they can't possibly go, Winston makes a surprisingly heartfelt plea to be his plus one. Could the fact that the ceremony is taking place above the parking fine office have something to do with it?

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 21st October 2016
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 21st October 2016 9:30pm BBC2 Wales
Wednesday 28th November 2018 10:45pm BBC1 Scot
Friday 26th March 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 28th March 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Friday 3rd June 2022 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 5th June 2022 10:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Cast
Ford Kiernan Jack Jarvis
Greg Hemphill Victor McDade
Jane McCarry Isa Drennan
Paul Riley Winston Ingram
Mark Cox Tam Mullen
Gavin Mitchell Boabby
Paul Young Shug
James Martin Eric
Scott Reid Methadone Mick
Guest cast
Kevin Whately Cameron Hastie
Barbara Rafferty Lady Provost
Moray Hunter Chef
David Elliot Andrew Gillespie
Beth Marshall Charity Shop Manager
Kirsty Hines-Mackay Rachel
Gerry Lynch Gavin
Alasdair Hankinson Darren
David McGowan Brian
Manjot Sumal Security Guard
Writing team
Greg Hemphill Writer
Ford Kiernan Writer
Production team
Michael Hines Director
Jacqueline Sinclair Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Ford Kiernan Executive Producer
Greg Hemphill Executive Producer
Rab Christie Associate Producer
Laura Wilson Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Donna Bryce-MacLeod Costume Designer
Peter Edwards Director of Photography
Julie Dorrat-Keenan Make-up Designer
Susan Clark 1st Assistant Director

Videos

Methadone Mick's got a job interview

Jack and Victor's shoes won't fit - Isa may have a solution.

Featuring: Ford Kiernan (Jack Jarvis), Greg Hemphill (Victor McDade), Jane McCarry (Isa Drennan) & Scott Reid (Methadone Mick).

Methadone Mick

Some clips featuring Methadone Mick.

Featuring: Ford Kiernan (Jack Jarvis), Greg Hemphill (Victor McDade) & Scott Reid (Methadone Mick).

Press

Good deeds abound in this week's visit to the codgers of Craiglang. Jack, Victor and Isa make over Methadone Mick for a job interview, Boabby is due to receive a citizenship award at the council chambers, and an uncharacteristically selfless Winston offers to accompany the perennially unpopular barkeep on his big evening. Could the latter have anything to do with Winston and Shug staking out the council offices? A Scottish sort of Ocean's Over-75s, if you will.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 21st October 2016

Kevin Whately on why he couldn't turn down Still Game

Playing a dodgy dentist in tonight's Still Game is a role Kevin Whately has been dying to get his teeth into.

John Dingwall, Daily Record, 21st October 2016

Jack and Victor get rid of some old stuff at the charity shop, including a souvenir teaspoon from Troon. There they meet Methadone Mick, who's trying to get some clothes for a job interview. Jack hopes he won't buy his recently donated silverware as he'll no doubt be "cookin' up junk on ma wee Troon spoon". Instead, they loan him clothes for the interview and take him to a dodgy dentist (Kevin Whately) to get his teeth fixed. He needs to spruce himself up to impress his prospective employers, though Methadone Mick's best suggestion is that he change his name to Methadone Michael.

Elsewhere, Winston gets a demand from the council for a £4,000 debt or he faces jail, so he manages to tag along to the City Chambers with Boaby, who's there to collect a medal for looking after Pete the Jakey. Winston intends to slip away to the council offices to sort it out while Boaby is up on stage "getting his stupid badge".

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

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