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

Still Game

BBC Scotland and BBC One and BBC Two and BBC One Scotland sitcom about delinquent pensioners. 62 episodes (9 series), 2002 - 2019. Stars Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Jane McCarry, Paul Riley and others.

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Still Game. Image shows from L to R: Isa Drennan (Jane McCarry), Winston Ingram (Paul Riley), Jack Jarvis (Ford Kiernan), Victor McDade (Greg Hemphill).

Series 8, Episode 3 - Balls Up

It's a must-win match which sees Jack, Victor and the rest of the Craiglang gang in sporting spirit as they take part in a walking football tournament.

Further details

Jack and Victor head to The Clansman, only to find it's Isa behind the bar. Turns out, Boabby has taken up walking football once a week and he's getting match-fit for a very important tournament at the weekend.

However, when Boabby's football career is unexpectedly cut short and he's forced out of the game, it's up to Jack and Victor to pull a team together and win a much-needed new pitch for their local community.

As a warm up, they play a 'friendly' against the doddery old Claymore pub team but it doesn't quite go to plan. Under the guidance of firm new manager, Isa, the Craiglang team sets about a rigorous Rocky-inspired training regime, employing some interesting new sporting tactics.

Meanwhile, Methadone Mick puts himself forward for a key role at the tournament much to the horror of Mrs Greer from the walking football association. However, with no other candidates to choose from, the straight-laced Ms Greer has no option but to take a punt on Mick.

With training complete and the oranges quartered, the newly formed Craiglang team prepare for the all-important football tournament, hoping they won't score an own goal.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 22nd March 2018
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ford Kiernan Jack Jarvis
    Greg Hemphill Victor McDade
    Jane McCarry Isa Drennan
    Paul Riley Winston Ingram
    Mark Cox Tam Mullen
    Gavin Mitchell Boabby
    Sanjeev Kohli Navid Harrid
    Paul Young Shug
    Scott Reid Methadone Mick
    Guest cast
    Bruce Morton Sheathing
    Ian Bustard Alfie
    Kirstin McLean Doctor
    Julie Wilson Nimmo Ms Greer
    Ralph Riach Old Ricky
    David Goodall Crusher Tate
    Arran Donaldson Fraser McEwan
    Martin McCormick Referee
    Neil Leiper Coach
    Writing team
    Greg Hemphill Writer
    Ford Kiernan Writer
    Production team
    Laura Wilson Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Michael Hines Director
    Jacqueline Sinclair Producer
    Steven Canny Executive Producer
    Ford Kiernan Executive Producer
    Greg Hemphill Executive Producer
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