BBC comedy show with Gregor Fisher and Greg McHugh starts filming in north-east

Gregor Fisher and Greg McHugh star in the new comedy
-Credit: (Image: Happy Tramp North/BBC Scotland)

A fictional comedy featuring neighbourly squabbles, domestic and inter-generational differences, all told through the lens of Richard and Ken's comedic father-son relationship has begun filming across Scotland.

Only Child, a new six-part 30-minute comedy from BBC Comedy and BBC Scotland made by Happy Tramp North, stars Gregor Fisher and Greg McHugh as father and son.

McHugh plays Richard, an only child and budding actor, who travels back to his family home in Scotland to look after his ageing and wilful dad Ken, played by Fisher, reports Aberdeen Live.

Filming is taking place over the summer in Glasgow and locations in the north-east of Scotland. Only Child is a fictional comedy written by Bryce Hart for BBC One and iPlayer.

Richard's long overdue visit to recently-widowed Ken makes him realise his dad may need a bit more full time help. Not that Ken would agree, of course, but that statement is pretty much true about anything.

Gregor Fisher in Rab C Nesbitt television programme 1992
Rab C. Nesbitt star Gregor Fisher features in the new BBC show -Credit:Mirrorpix

An eccentric, strong-willed technophobe, Ken is set in his ways, leaving Richard worrying about his dad growing old.

As well as Fisher and McHugh, Only Child showcases a wealth of Scottish and Irish talent including Amy Lennox, Stuart Bowman, Forbes Masson, Clare Barrett, Robin Laing and Paul Rattray.

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Greg McHugh said: "If you'd told my younger self graduating from drama school that one day I'd be shooting a father/son comedy with one of my heroes Gregor Fisher, I wouldn't have believed you."

"To be honest it still doesn't seem real. Bryce Hart has written a beautiful show full of laughs with some really touching moments. I cannot wait to get going!"

Gregor Fisher added: "I am delighted to be working with young McHugh on Only Child for the dear old BBC."

Only Child is a Happy Tramp North production for BBC One, BBC Scotland and iPlayer, written by Bryce Hart (Still Up, Beep, Ten Percent), directed by Al Campbell (Inside No.9, Code 404) and produced by Ursula Haworth (Inside No.9, Brassic). The Executive Producer is Neil Webster for Happy Tramp North.

The series was ordered for BBC One and iPlayer by Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy and Louise Thornton, Head of Commissioning at BBC Scotland.

The BBC Commissioning Editors are Gregor Sharp and Gavin Smith. Only Child's development was supported by Screen Scotland.

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