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Rab C Nesbitt to return Next Year?

(September 2006)

as Quoted from the Daily Record:

Rab C set for TV return next year

A NEW series of Rab C Nesbitt is set to hit TV screens next year - just as the Record predicted.

We told you in March last year that writer Ian Pattison, actor Gregor Fisher and producer Colin Gilbert had met to discuss a comeback.

Now, Cheryl Taylor, the BBC's network comedy comssionner, has given the green light for a script to be written. It will be the first Rab series since the end of the show's eighth run in 1999.

Last night, Colin said: "Of course, it's really encoraging. It would be lovely if it was next year but we are just at the stage of comissioning a script. It's interesting that it creates such an expectation - which is a great thing, as it shows people would like it to happen."

The revelation that Scotland's most successful comedy series was to be brought back came to light because of the show's makers, the Comedy Unit, being bought out by RDFMedia.



The Comedy Unit, based in Glasgow, had to reveal all their current projects.

Rab C Nesbitt starred Gregor Fisher as the Govan philosopher, Elaine C Smith played his wife, Mary Doll, and Tony Roper was his pal, Jamesie Cotter.

It began on the Scottish sketch show Naked Video with a Christmas special in 1989. The first series began in 1990.

The show was screened across the UK and Rab's grubby headband, string vest and pinstripe suit made him an iconic television character.

RDF's 6.5million buyout of the Comedy Unit also nets them other Scottish TV hits, the Karen Dunbar Show, Chewin' The Fat and Still Game, as well as a host of BBC Radio shows.

RDF produce Location, Location, Location, Basil Brush and Wife Swap

Great news! For Rab C Nesbitt Fans
Inspector Sands
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Roger Mellie East Midlands Today
Inspector Sands posted:
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I don't know... I think Rab C Nesbitt would make a very competent newsreader. He could stand in for Mark Austin when he's away!

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