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.

Series 2, Episode 5 is repeated on Friday at 10pm.


At one stage Still Game was attracting over half of the available TV audience in Scotland.

Still Game Series 6 was scheduled with The Catherine Tate Show and Steve Coogan's much-anticipated Saxondale in one of BBC Two's 'Thursdays Are Funny' strands. Despite being lesser known, during its run it attracted 300,000 and 700,000 more viewers that the other two shows.

Source: The Daily Record

Just before the fifth series started filming, a pest control team had to be called in to the studios as rats had infested Navid's shop set. The alarm was raised after Jane McCarry (who plays Isa) found a dead rat on the set.

In Episode 5.2, a customer fed up with Navid's service exclaims that she will go to Kohli's instead. This is a nod to Sanjeev Kohli, who plays the part of Navid. Kohli's is also mentioned in Episode 6.1.

Still Game has a number of famous fans. Sylvester McCoy and Robbie Coltrane are amongst those who have made cameo appearances. Sean Connery and Bill Nighy are also said to be fans and have expressed an interest in appearing.

Still Game's Producer and Director Michael Hines made a cameo appearance in Episode 6.7. He plays the director of the baby food advert.

For the first three series of Still Game the creators used Scottish words and spellings (for example: 'Faimly'). As Series 4 was shown in England and Wales too, from that point on standard English was used to title episodes. This was done to help national audiences better understand the titles. Additionally, the later series, characters use notably less Scottish slang and terminology. Presumably again, this was done to make the show more accessible to national audiences.