Filming on the third series of BBC Scotland’s comedy series Scot Squad got underway in Glasgow this week, as the law keepers returned for another arresting mix of comedy and crime.
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Scotland, the new seven-part series, which includes a festive special episode, sees the return of Scot Squad favourites Jack Docherty, Jordan Young, Sally Reid, Darren Connell, Grado, Manjot Sumal, Chris Forbes, Ashley Smith, James Kirk, Karen Bartke and ML Stone as Scotland’s band of Bravehearts, doing their duty to protect and serve.
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. Guest stars for the new series will be announced in due course.
Executive Producers for the third series of Scot Squad are Ewan Angus for BBC Scotland and Rab Christie for The Comedy Unit, while Ian ‘Noddy’ Davidson returns to direct and produce.
Rab Christie, Executive Producer says: “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.”
Ewan Angus, BBC Scotland’s Executive Producer adds: “It’ll be great to welcome the Squad back. The previous series have been in high demand as a training resource for police forces worldwide.”
A Scot Squad spokesman said: “We’re glad to see that the BBC cameras are out with us again, catching us catching them, the criminals.”
The spoof comedy will film in locations around Glasgow for the next six weeks and is expected to return to BBC One Scotland in the winter.