Martin Compston and Midge Ure among stars to appear in Still Game farewell

22nd Aug 18 | Entertainment News

Singer Amy Macdonald is also pencilled in for a role in the final series of the BBC comedy.

Still Game star Gavin Mitchell with musician Midge Ure (Alan Peebles)

Stars including Midge Ure, Amy Macdonald and Martin Compston will appear in the final series of hit BBC comedy Still Game.

Filming began last week at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton studios and the six-week shoot will visit locations across Glasgow.

Taggart’s James McPherson, musicians Midge Ure and Clare Grogan as well as DJ and presenter Des Clarke will also appear alongside Jack and Victor, played by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill.

Amy Macdonald is to make a cameo appearance (Yui Mok/PA)
Amy Macdonald is to make a cameo appearance (Yui Mok/PA)

The Vienna singer said: “This supersedes the OBE. Being in Still Game is like the comedy version of getting a Blue Peter badge which I wear with pride.

“The way I see it, if you’re going to be humiliated it might as well be in a comedy you love.”

Line of Duty actor Compston will play a new one-off character role while Mr Rock and Rock Roll singer Macdonald will make a short appearance.

Still Game made its TV debut in 2002 and returned in 2016 after a nine-year hiatus.

It became the most-watched programme in over a decade in Scotland, attracting more than half of the viewing audience.

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