Revolver

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Revolver was a six-part BBC Choice sketch series produced by BBC Scotland in Glasgow and screed in autumn 2001.

The show aimed to employ the best of both worlds: British old-school acting talent and cutting-edge contemporary comedy writers. From his BBC Scotland base in Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, producer Gary Chippington assembled a cast which read like a Who's Who of cult TV comedy performers: Melvyn Hayes, Roy Barraclough, Nicholas Smith, Stephen Blakey Lewis and Anna Karen, Lionel Blair,

Revolver's younger off-screen crew included stand-ups Marcus Brigstocke and Alan Miller, jointly acting as script editors. The show's fresh-faced roster of writers was led by the emergent Glaswegian partnership of Connell and Florence, whose CV includes Chewin' The Fat and the satirical radio show, Watson's Wind-Up.

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