Filming has commenced in Glasgow on a third series of BBC Scotland’s spoof comedy series Scot Squad.
Aping fly-on-the-wall documentary formats such as Sky’s Road Wars, the series follows a fictional police force in Scotland. The first day of filming saw Grado and Manjot Sumal reprise their roles as police partners, PC Hugh McKirdy and PC Surjit Singh as the part-improvised, part-scripted series took to the streets of Ibrox.
Returning alongside them are Jack Docherty as Chief Inspector Cameron Miekelson, Jordan Young as PC Jack McLaren, Sally Reid as PC Sarah Fletcher, Darren Connell as Bobby Muir, Chris Forbes as PC Charlie MacIntosh, Ashley Smith as PC Jane MacKay, James Kirk as Volunteer Officer Ken Beattie, Karen Bartke as Sergeant Karen Anne Millar and ML Stone as Maggie LeBeau.
“The Comedy Unit is delighted to be filming a third series of Scot Squad for BBC Scotland. From Chief to Volunteer, the nation’s heroes are pumped and ready to get back out and tackle crime in all its guises – on the street, on the phone, at the desk. The cast of cops and robbers includes brand new comic talent, familiar faces and one or two national treasures who rub shoulders with the Squad.” – Executive Producer, Rob Christie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Scotland, the Executive Producers for the third series are Ewan Angus for BBC Scotland and Rab Christie for The Comedy Unit, while Ian ‘Noddy’ Davidson returns to direct and produce.
Filming will take place over the next six weeks with the series expected to return to BBC One Scotland in the winter. The beeb will announce guest artists for the seven-part series, which includes a festive special, in due course.