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Green light for more laughs with second series commissions for Burnistoun, Gary – Tank Commander and Limmy's Show

BBC Scotland has given the go-ahead for a second series of three comedy shows which showcased new and emerging talent when they made made their television debuts.

Burnistoun, Gary – Tank Commander and Limmy's Show will each be back on BBC Two Scotland for a second six part series.

Ewan Angus, Commissioning Editor, TV, said: "I'm delighted we will be screening new series of these shows which gave our audiences the chance to enjoy a new range of comedy performances.

"The new commissions underline our commitment to develop innovative and distinctive comedy from Scotland."

The three series will be produced by Glasgow-based The Comedy Unit, part of the RDF Media Group.

Comedy Unit Creative Director, Rab Christie added: "It's unusual for one series to resonate so quickly with the audience so for all three to be recommissioned is fantastic.

"The new comedies not only have fans in Scotland but, thanks to the internet, all over the world. The Comedy Unit and the writer-performers of each series are thrilled to be given the nod to go again and can't wait for the public to see these new episodes."

Burnistoun, written and performed by Robert Florence and Iain Connell, features hilarious sketches based around the residents of a fictional yet strangely familiar Scottish town named Burnistoun.

Scottish internet sensation Limmy stars in Limmy's Show – a brand of comedy that combines character pieces, visuals and sketches.

Gary – Tank Commander is a sitcom featuring Scottish Bafta-winning writer-performer and stand-up Greg McHugh as Gary McLintoch, a soldier who returns home from the front to the barracks and offers unique insights into both worlds.

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