‘Strongest hints yet’ of Still Game TV return

Still Game creators Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill.' Picture: John Devlin
Still Game creators Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill.' Picture: John Devlin
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STILL Game stars Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill have dropped the biggest hints yet that the show will be making a TV comeback.

The two comics have suggested they will back making the much-loved show next year - nine years after Jack and Victor’s final on-screen appearances.

Kiernan and Hemphill had a much-publicised rift but put their differences behind them to reunite the cast of Still Game for a run at the SSE Hydro last year, playing to 210,000 fans over 21 nights.

Appearing on the red carpet at the Bafta Scotland Awards in Glasgow, Kiernan and Hemphill said had been sworn to secrecy about the possible return of Still Game.

But asked when Still Game could be making its TV comeback, Kiernan said: “Probably sooner than you would imagine, that’s all I am allowed to say.

“We are in serious talks and we are a good way towards it, but I’ve been on warned on death not to mention any more than that.

“It’s now a year since we did the Hydro and we’ve been talking about it ever since then.

“That has really made a difference. I don’t think the response would have been anything near as big as it was if we hadn’t been away as long.

“Everybody has been saying bring it back, bring it back. Now we’re on Netflix and we’re getting stacks of tweets and emails from Australia, Canada, New York, everywhere. The demand is picking up.

“It was an odd nomination for us. Initially I thought it was because of the show at the Hydro, but it was for the televised version, which was only an hour long, because that was the only slot the BBC had for it.”

Hemphill said: “We are hoping to get working on it at some point next year.

“We are talking to the BBC and those things are ongoing, I guess.

“We do owe the punters. We have been overwhelmed by them. For them to come out in those numbers and show such support, we do owe them.”