BBC Comedy show being filmed in Milngavie

A BBC film crew returned to Milngavie on Monday to shoot more scenes for a new comedy show.

Stars Brian Cox, Jonathon Watson and Siobhan Redmond were in town to film Bob Servant Independent, which will be shown on BBC4 at the beginning of next year.

The crew was in Milngavie in March this year to film scenes for the first episode of three and they were commissioned to make a further three.

Bob Servant Independent, which stars Cox as the title character, is about a pompous Dundonian businessman who is trying to become an MP for Broughty Ferry.

The character, created by Neil Forsyth, first appeared in the 2007 book Delete This At Your Peril, which featured e-mail exchanges with internet scammers.

Most of the filming is done in Broughty Ferry but on Monday, which was a public holiday, the crew used Ashfield Medical Practice for a scene in a doctor’s surgery and Milngavie Primary School as a polling station for a local election.

The producer, Owen Bell, said: “Milngavie is a good double for us as it looks similar to Broughty Ferry.

“Filming is going well so far and it’s been fun.

“The last time we were in Milngavie everyone was very friendly so we thought we’d come back.”