List of Still Game characters

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Still Game is a Scottish sitcom series, following the lives of a group of pensioners who live in Craiglang, a fictional area of Glasgow.[1] The show was created by and stars Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill,[2] and first aired on BBC One Scotland on 1 September 2002.[3]

The main characters are Jack Jarvis and Victor McDade, two lifelong friends who are neighbours in Osprey Heights, a block of flats.[4] They like to visit the local pub together where their friends Winston Ingram, Tam Mullen and Eric are often found. Other main characters include Boaby the barman, Navid Harrid, owner of the local corner shop, and Jack and Victor's neighbour Isa Drennan.

Many of the main characters' relatives make recurring appearances in the show such as Navid's wife, Tam's wife and Isa's ex-husband. Jack's daughter and Victor's son make few appearances in the show but have major plot roles in the episodes they do appear in. Other recurring characters include the local postman, the bookmaker and other pub-goers.

Main characters[edit]

Jack Jarvis[edit]

Appears in all 50 episodes from "Flittin'" to present

Jack Jarvis is portrayed by Ford Kiernan. He has been best friends with Victor for sixty years and they are neighbours on the same floor of Osprey Heights, a tower block in Craiglang. Jack is a widower; his wife Jean died in 1991. He has one daughter from the marriage, Fiona, who emigrated to Canada. Jack spends most of his time with Victor, often visiting their local pub - The Clansman. As Victor is the leader of the two in most situations, Jack is happy to follow him around. He is shown to be slightly less smart than Victor, and more likely to be swayed by peer pressure from Winston and Tam. However, Jack has shown himself to be more observant than Victor on several occasions—notably when, in the episode "Wummin," he recognises (albeit incorrectly) that Bert Findlay's actions were all signs of an impending suicide. Jack seems to have less of a way with words than Victor, sometimes trying to say something witty but only coming up with a one-word insult. In his younger days, Jack worked in his father's butcher shop. In the first episode, "Flittin'," Jack was said to be 74 years old, the same age as Victor. In all other episodes, his age is stated as 72. Jack is a stout, squat man with white hair and a moustache. He frequently can be seen wearing a bunnet outdoors. In a sketch seen on Chewin' the Fat, his surname was given as McAlpine.

Victor McDade[edit]

Appears in all 50 episodes from "Flittin'" to present

Victor McDade is played by Greg Hemphill. He has been best friends for sixty years with Jack, who also lives in the same tower block, Osprey Heights. Victor has lived in Osprey Heights for much longer than Jack, as shown in the first episode of the first series "Flittin". Victor is also a widower; his wife Elizabeth (Betty) died in 1993, though in the episode "Courtin," Victor states that his wife has been dead longer than Jack's. Victor has a son, John (called Jamie in the first episode), who lives in South Africa with his family. Jack and Victor often visit their local pub, the Clansman, together. Victor is the one who generally decides what he and Jack will do. He is shown to be slightly more intelligent than Jack on numerous occasions, and usually has a better way with words, frequently cutting Jack off when the latter begins to ramble by saying "That's plenty, Jack." Of all the pensioners in Craiglang, Victor is frequently shown to be the most honest; for example, in "Cauld," Victor is the final holdout when all of the pensioners begin stealing electricity (he condemns all who do as thieves), and he responds to Winston's dishonest claim for home help in "Wummin" by saying, "I don't know how you sleep at night." Victor is 74 at the beginning of the series, but had his birthday in "Smoke on the Water," making him 75. It has never been officially stated in the show what Victor worked as when he was younger. He is a tall man, with white hair and a moustache like Jack. Initially, Victor wore a bunnet like Jack's; this was changed after the first episode to a trilby hat to add visual distinction between the two characters.

Winston Ingram[edit]

Appears in all 50 episodes from "Flittin'" to present

Winston Ingram is played by Paul Riley. Winston is a good friend of Jack and Victor's. He is known for his attempts to make money. Sometimes, this is as simple as a bet at the bookies and sometimes it takes the form of less honest acts, such as benefit fraud to make his life a little more comfortable. He has several enemies including Stevie the Bookie and in many episodes he gets quickly emotionally embroiled in arguments with people who administer him money, including the benefits office. In the episode "Scran", it was revealed that Winston used to work in the Clyde shipyards, at Yarrows. His eighty-a-day cigarette habit caught up with him though, and led to him having his right leg amputated at the end of the third series. He is known to have a daughter, a son, and two grandsons, Joe and Thomas. In the first episode: "Flittin", he told Tam he was "happily divorced". However, Winston seems to have some sense of morality, often reprimanding Tam for his meanness, and other people if he disagrees with their behaviour. In episodes "Dug" and "Holiday", he also pretended to have a relationship with Isa to fend off the attempts of her ex-husband, Harry, to try and get back with her. Winston often takes advantage of Isa's kindness in order to receive free food. In the earlier stage play, he talks about a brother living in Nevada and a son who died in a car accident in the 1960s but it is unknown if this is correct with the television series.

Thomas "Tam" Mullen[edit]

Appears in 49 episodes from "Flittin'" to present

Thomas "Tam" Mullen is portrayed by Mark Cox. Tam is another resident of Craiglang and he states that he is 'known for being a miser'. He is always tricking people into giving him free belongings or buying him a drink and is known for being unapologetically greedy if he can get something for nothing. He even went as far as winning a disabled man's mobility scooter in a game of cards and refusing to give it back, despite nothing being wrong with his own mobility. He enters competitions to get hold of free goods (which, much to the others' disgust, he frequently succeeds in winning), and in some episodes appears to be almost delirious at the thought of getting free items. He married the local librarian, Frances Drummond, in the episode "Ring." Tam is a DJ at the Western General Hospital and often manages to con the terminally ill out of their valuable possessions. Tam's miserable attitude about money often causes a rift between himself and his wife, but at 70, Tam becomes father to Tam Junior and Frances becomes Britain's oldest mum. Tam tends to be Winston's 'double act' partner. Winston was the best man at Tam's wedding. He is absent in the series 3 episode, shooglies.

Boaby (The Barman)[edit]

Appears in 49 episodes from "Flittin'" to present

Bobby (better known as 'Boaby') is played by Gavin Mitchell. In the series 7 episode "Job" his full name is revealed as Robert Taylor in a seating arrangement plan when he was collecting his Citizenship Medal at the City Chambers. Boaby is the landlord of Jenny's" (previously known as "The Clansman", even though it is regularly still referred to as such), the local pub. Boaby isn't a believer of the phrase, "the customer is always right", and prefers to hand out snide comments with his pints; not that the locals are the type of people to take them lying down. He always has a new nickname for Jack and Victor whenever they enter Jenny's but Jack and Victor always have a witty comeback, putting Boaby in his place. It has been revealed that he had a brief career as a porn star, where he went under the name of "Troy the gardener". In the episode "Who's the Daddy?", Bobby reveals he has been working behind the bar of the Clansman since he was eighteen. He usually has a grievance with either Winston (usually barring him for various antics), or Tam (who refuses to pay for his drinks). Although Boaby is sarcastic and mouthy by nature, he occasionally shows he has a charitable and honourable side, and shows respect for Isa, often finding grievance with anyone who does her wrong. In the 2014 live stage show, it was revealed that he was once in a relationship with Jack's daughter Fiona. Boaby is generally unlucky in love, Margo agreed to a date while helping with the pub quiz however Boaby blew it by slapping her bottom. Stacey took a shine to Boaby when he won her over with his jokes and they went on a date, however Stevie also liked Stacey and after the pair fought over her at the gym she was revealed to be the owner Jim Watts daughter and he knocked out both men.

Isa Drennan[edit]

Appears in 49 episodes from "Flittin'" to Present

Isa Drennan is played by Jane McCarry. Isa is another resident of Osprey Heights. She is known as the local gossip and will stop at nothing in her quest to find out the latest tidbits. Isa also works as a cleaner in Navid's shop. Isa was married to Harry, who left her and stole money from her. In "Scones", he returned, apparently changed, but eventually stole from her again. He then returned for a second time in "Dug" but was given a much less warm welcome by Isa, who told him that they were finished. In "Dug" and "Hoaliday", she had a pretend relationship with Winston; although unrequited, Isa has a secret flame for Winston but her obsession with gossip and tendency to be nosy often sabotages her chances. Isa is heavily involved with community projects and charities, attends dance classes and helps others in the community. Winston maintains this is her way of keeping in touch with people to 'keep on tap with everyone's business'. In the episode "Gairden", she mentions her son Colin, who bought her a mobile phone in case of an emergency.

Navid Harrid[edit]

Appears in 45 episodes from "Flittin'" to present

Navid Harrid is played by Sanjeev Kohli. Navid runs the local shop with his soap opera-loving wife Meena. Navid and Meena came to Craiglang in 1975 after having secretly eloped from India as Meena was due to be wed in an arranged marriage. Navid has many witty one-liners but has to put up with Meena's constant nagging. Although he and Meena spend most of their time verbally sparring, he occasionally reveals he is still in love with her and grows jealous when she goes to India to visit her sister but ends up instead visiting an old flame (as a tribute to Maris Crane from the sitcom Frasier, Meena's face is never seen, and she almost never speaks English on-screen). They have a daughter who got married in the first series. Navid is a Muslim who laments the fact that his religion forbids both gambling and the consumption of alcohol. Ford Kiernan has stated the name of Navid's shop 'Harrid's is a play on the famous department store, 'Harrods'.

Eric[edit]

Appears in 44 episodes from "Cauld" to present

Eric is played by James Martin. Eric is frustrated with his old body. He sees himself as "a young man trapped in an old man's body." Eric is often seen talking with Tam and Winston. He seems to spend all his time in The Clansman or else in the local bookies. In "Hot Seat" it is revealed he used to be a fireman. Often, when Bobby can't be in the pub, Eric is chosen to cover for him, much to the joy of the regulars.

Secondary characters[edit]

Meena Harrid[edit]

Appears in 27 episodes from "Flittin'" to present

Navid's wife. Her face is never seen, and she always appears in the room near the counter. Although she seems to understand English, she mostly speaks in Hindi and Punjabi.

Peggy McAlpine[edit]

Appears in 15 episodes from "Flittin'" to present

Peggy is Jack's overweight ex-neighbour and is very violent, often manhandling her husband, Charlie. Despite her aggressive nature, she seems to be friendly with Isa and many other locals. She also seems to enjoy irritating Winston, especially when it comes to buying the last gigot chops at the butchers. She is known to have an 18-year-old son, Simon, who was charged with drink driving at the age of 12.

Pete McCormack[edit]

Appears in 13 episodes from "Cauld" to "Plum Number"

Peter McCormack (better known as "Pete The Jakey") is a familiar sight to residents of Craiglang. The archetypal tramp, Pete also has a very active imagination. Ignored by many, he seems to have always been about; he often is seen sleeping outside Navid's. Jack and Victor can't seem to remember a time when he wasn't an alcoholic vagabond. A man of many secrets, it is later revealed that he was the father of the property developer who wanted to demolish The Clansman, and that Pete may or may not work for the Government. He also may be the inventor of the famous "Beefy Bake". Actor Jake D'Arcy died shortly before the seventh series; his funeral took place during the second episode of that series. In his will, it is revealed that Boaby gave Pete fry-ups free-of-charge for his breakfast and as a gesture of goodwill, had nominated Boaby for a Glasgow Good Citizen's Award.

Shug[edit]

Appears in 11 episodes from "Faimly" to "Jobs"

Hugh "Shug" McLaughlin, (played by Paul Young) who has extremely large ears, earning him the nickname "Shug the Lug" (lug being a Scots word for ear), and seems to be a self-proclaimed expert in radios and sound waves. He was a communications officer during World War II and he often goes off on long talks about it, much to Victor's and Jack's annoyance. Despite this, due to his technical knowledge, Jack and Victor often rely on Shug for help with technological issues. Shug can apparently hear through walls and across streets due to his large ears. It was revealed in "A Fresh Lick" that Shug has a part-time job as an overnight security guard in Delanys department store.

Chris the Postie[edit]

Appears in 10 episodes from "Waddin'" to present

Played by Sandy Nelson, Chris is Craiglang's local postman. Not exactly the brightest young lad, it often falls to one of the older gentlemen to explain a situation to him. Chris seems to be a very lazy postman, and often leaves "Sorry You Were Out" cards deliberately, because he can't be bothered delivering people's parcels. He does have his uses, however, as can be seen in the 2005 Christmas Special when he helps Tam to dispose of his Christmas cards for delivery into the canal. In Series 5, it was revealed that he previously worked as a Painter and Decorator when Isa hires him to redecorate her flat.

Frances Mullen[edit]

Appears in 8 episodes from "Doacters" to present

Played by Kate Donnelly, Frances (née Drummond) works at the library in Craiglang and is married to Tam. In Series 2, Winston and Tam both battle for her affections and Tam is eventually victorious. The couple marry in the episode "Ring" in Series 4. In "One in One Out" Frances has a baby at the age of 64, whilst Tam is aged 70. Frances also has a sister, played by Dorothy Paul.

Stevie Reid[edit]

Appears in 7 episodes from "Cauld" to present

Stevie Reid (better known as "Stevie the Bookie") is another one of Winston's nemeses; he often taunts Winston about his betting. He is arrogant and is disliked by many of the people in Craiglang. In "Cairds" he was bankrupted by Winston. After stealing Winston's winnings and fleeing, he returns in "Drama" posing as his older brother Frankie. While everyone else in Craiglang falls for this act, Winston sees through it and confronts him, ultimately forcing Stevie to give him his earnings. In "Seconds Out", Stevie and Bobby fight each other for the girl who works in the Pizza shop. Neither of them are successful, as the girl's dad is the boxer Jim Watt, who knocks both men out.

Joe Douglass[edit]

Appears in 4 episodes from "Cairds" to "Hootenanny"

Joe Douglass used to be quick on his feet, and was a footballer in his youth, but in his old age, he is confined to a mobility scooter. In "Lights Out" He moved into the flat below Winston since it is lower down and allows Winston to offer him assistance.

Edith[edit]

Appears in 5 episodes from "Courtin'" to "Plum Number"

Edith is the sister of the charity shop volunteer Barbara. She has a hunchback and moles over her face. She appeared as Victor's "date" in the episode "Courtin'" and was also featured in the episode "Swottin'", where she had the role of quizmaster during Boaby's quiz night. She enjoys a pint of Guinness. Despite her unflattering appearance, she seems to have no problems getting men into bed, once waking up in bed with Winston, and once with Boaby, In "Hot Seat" she even talks to a man as ugly as her and they discuss past sexual encounters.

Methadone Mick[edit]

Appears in 5 episodes from "The Undrinkables" to present

Methadone Mick is a recovering drug addict who lives under a bridge and was a friend of Pete the Jakey. In "Job", Jack and Victor give him a clean up for a job interview, which he gets at Glasgow City Chambers. However in the following episode "Small Change", he is once again jobless. He was once seen with rotting teeth but in that episode, he acquired a set of false teeth that he unknowingly claimed from a home dentist and since then, is now always seen with them.

Guest stars[edit]

As themselves 
  • John McCririck appears on Winston's television set, giving him tips on which horse to back at the bookmakers in "Drama".
  • Jim Watt appears in "Seconds Out" as the celebrity guest for a charity bottle smash at the local pub, The Clansman. He hands out passes for his gym in Shawbank.
  • Michelle McManus also appears in "Seconds Out". She turns up to The Clansman as the celebrity guest but is told by Bobby that he had got Jim Watt instead. In the closing scene Winston delivers five pizzas to Michelle's house and she explains the reason is that she has just split up with her boyfriend.
  • Lorraine Kelly appears in "One in One Out" on her own breakfast television show and interviews Frances and Tam after Frances became the oldest mother in Britain at 64 years old.

Other characters[edit]

Fiona Played by Marj Hogarth; appears in "Dug", "Hoaliday" and "One in One Out". She is Jack's daughter. Fiona was born and raised in Craiglang but lives in Canada with her husband and two sons. She is close to her father, regularly phoning him, unlike Victor's son John. Jack and Victor both visit her at the end of Series 2, when Jack gives her the wedding ring that belonged to her mother.[5] Fiona flies to visit Jack in hospital after he has a heart attack in "One in One Out".[6]

Charge Nurse Played by Carolyn Konrad; appears in 3 episodes from "Faimly" to "Wireless". She is a nurse in the hospital.

Harry Drennan Harry Drennan: Played by Ronnie Letham; appears in "Scones", "Dug" and "Hogmanay Special: The Party". He is Isa's ex-husband who stole from her and disappeared. He returned six years later and Isa let him back into her life but he stole from her again and left.[7] Harry returned for a second time in "Dug" but Isa rejected him and pretended to be in a relationship with Winston.[5] Harry leaves Craiglang for good and in "Hot Seat", Isa finds out that Harry has died but feels no emotion.[8]

Frank "Manky Frankie" Riley (2002–2003) Frankie, or as he is known to the local community, Manky Frankie, lives in Osprey Heights. His flat is festooned with various items that would be regarded as junk by anyone else. He has a penchant for dismantling cars and leaving the parts lying about, especially in the communal landing.

Charlie McAlpine (2002 - present) - Peggy's long-suffering husband, often on the receiving end of his wife's short temper. Peggy often suspects that he is cheating on her.

Jackie Played by Alex Robertson, plays the housing officer in two episodes: "Flittin" and "All the Best," Jack and Victor visit him in "Flittin", he pulls some strings so Jack could move into the flat next door to Victor, he also is responsible for Winston moving to Finport on the episode "All the Best" when he realises Winston was on invalidity benefits, he suggests a new housing initiative in Finport which turns out to be sheltered housing.

Wullie MacIntosh (2002, 2004) - Wullie MacIntosh was a pensioner who gained a reputation for borrowing things from the Craiglang residents - and never returning them. In episode "Waddin" he was wrongly thought to have died in hospital (it was a younger man with the same name) and everything he had borrowed was claimed back by their rightful owners. In the episode "Swottin'" he auditioned for the role of quizmaster, but was not chosen. Shortly after that episode was broadcast, Johnny Irving, the actor who portrayed Wullie, died, so the character was never seen again.

Fergie (2002 - present) - Fergie is a young boy who looks to be in his late-teens. He tried to cheat Craiglang pensioners out of their money by raising funds for the non-existent Craiglang Football Club. He was supposed to be marrying Sinead from the cafe, but on his stag night Jack and Victor tied him to a fence naked and he ended up missing his own wedding. In the episode "Cauld," he was referred to as Derek.

Sinead (2003, 2005–2006) The waitress at the local cafe, Sinead doesn't put much enthusiasm into her job. She was supposed to be marrying Fergie.

Margo (2004) The Clansman Quizmaster whom Bobby takes a liking to but ends up getting beaten up by her for playfully slapping her on the bum.

Big Arthur (2003 - present) Another Clansman regular, often seen helping out Jack, Victor, Winston or Tam. Jack has commented he has "plenty of padding" and he doesn't seem to know the rules of Blackjack.

Mick (2005-2006) Mick appears to be a tough bloke from the rough yet clean Eagle Heights flats, and is also a friend of Tam. He was first seen during the time Jack and Victor were rumoured to be gay and later made an appearance as one of the cast for "Blightly's Hardest Boozers".

Neddy Mum (2007) The bane of Navid, always coming in to complain of the state of his confectionery and asking for refunds. Navid in return refuses to do so and insults her and her toddler son, whom she refers to as "Ma Wee Justin" and makes numerous insulting insinuations about her being a drug addict, primarily with the phrase "Git oot, you junkie bastard!"

Stacey (2007) When a new Pizza shop opens in Craiglang, pretty Stacey catches the eye of Boaby and Stevie. Boaby tries to impress her at the gym but is outdone by Stevie, however he later charms her with his jokes and gets a date. Boaby and Stevie continue to wind each other up over Stacey and come to blows arranging a fight for that friday. Stacey walks in to the gym before the fight starts and it is revealed she is the owner Jim Watts daughter and he knocks out both men.

Charlie (2007) A very large man, seemingly obese, enough even to make the Osprey Heights lift break.

Joe (2002) Winston's grandson. Winston managed Joe for boxing, but was unsuccessful. Winston wanted his friends to offer Joe as much support as possible. Everyone in Craiglang thought that Joe was a rubbish boxer, much to Winston's annoyance.

Barbara (2002) Played by Eileen McCallum. A lady who volunteers in the local charity shop. She is attractive and has big breasts. Jack fancied her but was reluctant to ask her out because he feared it would betray the memory of his late wife Jean. Victor encouraged him by saying that Jean would want Jack to be happy. Jack and Barbara started a relationship during which Victor was left on his own. Eventually Isa told Victor that Barbara was married and Victor confronted Barbara telling her that she should not be with Jack. This ended their relationship and Jack and Victor became friends again.

Ronnie (2003) An elderly man, formerly a quiz show contestant, who took a 'goofy turn' in George Square, Ronnie stripped down to his boxers and began bawling and shouting. The police came and arrested him and his son, Norman, put him in an asylum. Jack and Victor visited him in the hospital and he seemed fine to them. Ronnie explained that he had a dream that he was 10 years old and that he was on a beach. Jack and Victor believed this was reasonable and signed their friend out of the asylum by pretending to be his brothers.

Mrs Begg (2003) Played by Celia Imrie. A 'home help' worker. She is attractive and is employed to help out pensioners in the Craiglang area who have disabilities. In particular, Mrs Begg was Winston's home help; however, she was highly suspicious of Winston's sore leg. After finding out about his deception, she banned him from using her services.

Bert Findlay (2003) Played by Brian Pettifer. A friend of Jack and Victor's. He is depressed because his wife, Annie, has died. Jack and Victor being widowers themselves try to help their friend and prevent him from committing suicide. He ends up having an affair with Mrs Begg.

Stewart Anderson (2003) A Craiglang resident. Stewart is said by Jack and Victor to have been highly depressed. That was before Stewart starting taking an American drug for depression. Now he has the energy of a teenager. Stewart recommends the drugs to Jack and Victor.

Vince Gallagher (2003) Played by David Hayman. The local mobile snack bar owner, Vince used to run the canteen at Yarrows where Winston worked, but he was very unhygienic. He made a stew, which caused Winston and hundreds of other men to have food poisoning. Vince was sacked, but years later, Winston confronted him and saw that he was running a mobile snack bar. Vince claimed that he had changed his ways but Winston does not trust him. Vince proves that he is immaculate and the builders are satisfied with his food. At the same time, Navid is away in India for his brother's funeral and Jack and Victor are running the shop in his absence. Winston takes advantage of this and along with Jack and Victor, turns Navid's shop into a snack bar, distracting the workers from Vince. Vince took his revenge by sabotaging the soup causing the customers of Navid's shop to have diarrhoea. Winston then planted cockroaches on Vince's van, making out Vince's food to be contaminated. Vince broke down and drove his van through Navid's shop when the latter returned from India. Vince got out the van and is still at large...

Big Innes (2004) Played by Clive Russell. A large man who is friendly with the Craiglang locals. He is so big, he drinks four pints at a time and eats cornflakes from a soup pot. When he lived in Craiglang, he did not stand for any nonsense from Neds and would sort them out. However, he moved away up north to Elgin. Recently, the Neds in Craiglang have become worse than ever. Jack decided to phone Innes up in Elgin and ask him if he could come down and sort out the Neds. Innes' wife agrees to let Innes go down, but makes Jack promise not to give him any Midori. Innes likes to drink Midori, but it has a strange effect on him. Jack lets Innes stay at his house and Innes sets to work. After two days of Innes' arrival, the neds never bother anyone again. Not for a while. Unfortunately, Isa unwittingly gives Innes a bottle of Midori causing him to go mental in the Clansman.

Kevin (2004) A young supermarket worker. Kevin is in his early 20s and is extremely ageist. He is cocky and is a bully at heart. One night he accidentally switched off a fridge, ruining a pile of dairy products. Kevin got in a state and feared he'd be sacked. Andy, an elderly worker, felt sorry for Kevin and took the fall for him. Kevin left Andy a line ever since. Recently, Winston had to take a job at FoodFare due to his excessive spending. Kevin hassles Winston from their first meeting. Andy offers Winston advice on how to beat Kevin, but Winston ignores Andy. Eventually Jack and Victor came into FoodFare as it was an emergency situation to take all the bottles of Midori away before Big Innes came. They succeeded but Kevin seeing the three old men insults him. By this time, Winston has had enough. He punches Kevin and quits his job.

Archie (2004) Played by Sylvester McCoy. A reclusive man. Despite being a friend of Jack and Victor, he hasn't set foot outside his house since the mid-1960s. His reason for this is that he was evacuated during the war to a farm and was comfortable with a peaceful life. When he returned to Craiglang, it was like New York to him. In 1966, he put his boot through his TV after England's victory in the world cup. Because of his reclusive lifestyle, the social services would visit him making sure he was alright for food, clothes and money. In 2004, his house was to be demolished so he came out his home for the first time in decades. Jack, Victor and the Craiglang locals welcomed him out and encouraged him not to shut himself in again without success.

John McDade (2004) Victor's son. So far, John has had only one appearance on Still Game, but is regularly referred to. John lives in South Africa with his family. He doesn't keep in contact with his father much. This upsets Victor, because he misses his son deeply. Victor is so annoyed with John, he sometimes refers to him as an "uncaring bastard". To try to get more attention from his son, Victor pretended he was ill. This news worried John so much that he flew over from South Africa to Craiglang to be at his father's side. John later discovered that Victor was only pretending to be ill and he was annoyed. Victor apologised, but pointed out to John that it was due to lack of contact. John understood he was on the wrong as well and they made up. At least for now.

Rena (2005) The lady who works in the cafe. Rena is a widow and she is having an affair with a man almost twice her age, Wullie. Wullie is a friend of Jack and Victor's. They believe it's good for Wullie that he's found love, but Isa believes that Rena is trying to kill Wullie in order to keep his house. For example, Rena has Wullie working hard for her and Isa thinks Wullie will end up dying from being overworked. Nobody believes Isa until Rena comes into Navid's and buys a bottle of white spirits, a box of matches and a packet of jammie dodgers. Even Navid believed that Rena was going to set a trap for Wullie and felt that Isa was not as crazy as he thought. That night, there is a storm. Wullie is on the roof of his house fixing the TV aerial when he slips and crashes through the greenhouse. Isa looks out her window and sees the police and an ambulance outside his house. She knocks on Jack and Victor's and asks them to come with her. However, it is revealed that Wullie has survived the fall, but Rena has died. Rena had heard the noise and came running down the stairs, but tripped and broke her neck.

Wullie Reid (2005) A Craiglang pensioner. Wullie is friendly with Jack and Victor but is having a relationship with Rena, a woman half his age. He believes he is really in love, but Isa suspects that Rena means to kill Wullie. Jack and Victor think it's funny that Wullie is "shagging" Rena. One stormy night, Wullie is on the room fixing the TV aerial for Rena when he slips and falls off the roof. He ended up crashing through the greenhouse. Miraculously he survived, but Rena heard the noise, and fell down the stairs breaking her neck. Wullie is devastated at her death, but fancies the female paramedic.

Davie (2005) Played by Robbie Coltrane. A bus driver working for Dial-a-Bus. Although Davie appears to be friendly and helpful, he suffers from manic depression. This is due to his mother not being well. His mother's illness means that she only eats doughnuts from Greggs and causes her to be cranky with her son. Despite this, Davie determines to work hard and doesn't charge the pensioners for the fares. Jack and Victor get used to this service. One day, he returns to work very quickly after being off with his depression. Because Isa had doughnuts from Greggs, the sight of this causes Davie to have a mental breakdown and he terrorises the passengers. He stops when he nearly ran over Bobby riding his bike. The passengers attempted to shut him out the bus but let him in when he promises to take them to a pub. He explains his sad story and Jack, Victor, Isa and Bobby forgive him.

Thomas (2005) Winston's other grandson. Thomas is a ned, who causes trouble for his parents. His mother, Margaret, warned him that if he didn't behave, he wouldn't be coming on holiday with them. This ended up happening and Thomas had to stay with Winston, while his parents were away. Winston was cross and was determined to straighten out Thomas. However, Thomas smuggled in a girl, a cannabis plant disguised as a tomato plant and his friends. His friends made cookies containing cannabis, making Winston believe they killed his tomato plant. They even ate Winston's pies that were meant to be for his dinner. Winston was very annoyed and was going to grass on Thomas until he ate the cookies. Winston got stoned and Thomas was off the hook.

Chris Howden (2005) A property developer. Chris had made plans to demolish the Clansman. This news upset Bobby and the regulars. Even Navid was concerned because if the only pub in town was to close, his shop would be next. Jack, Victor and Winston made a protest, but it didn't go well. Chris offered to buy them a drink, which they accepted. Chris explained that he wanted to demolish the Clansman in order to recreate the houses that used to stand there. This is because his mother was brought up in one of these houses. However, he reveals that his mother's name was Jenny Turnbull, a woman who Jack, Victor and Winston had sexual relationships with. This meant that one of them could be Chris' father. They are worried that their families would be disgusted, but Bobby believes that this could save the pub, since no one would demolish their father's favourite pub. None of the men are successful in finding out but it is Isa who susses it out when she sees an old photo of Winston's that she took. Isa worked out that Pete 'the Jakey' was missing from the photo and he must have had sex with Jenny. Furthermore, Pete has a letter from Jenny proving he is the father of Chris. Chris decides to keep the pub, but renames it 'Jennys' in honour of his mother.

Molly Drummond (2006) Played by Dorothy Paul. The sister of Frances, Tam’s wife and Tam’s sister in-law. Molly lives in Finport, on the coast and came to Craiglang to visit her sister. Molly didn’t manage to make it to Tam and Frances’ wedding. In the past, Molly was a famous singer and was recognised by Jack. Tam claims that Frank Sinatra bought her a drink when she performed in New York, although this is probably a lie in order to get a free round from Bobby. Tam discovered that Molly was just as tight fisted as he is. Tam thought this was a turn on saying as Frances disapproves of his stinginess. Because Frances is busy at the library, Tam has to show Molly around Craiglang. Eventually, Tam decides to lay his feeling for Molly to rest since he is already married and rejects her: Molly is upset and grabs Tam's balls.

Mrs. Fletcher (2016) Played by Ronni Ancona. The owner of a residential care home that Jack, Victor and Isa temporary stay at whilst waiting on new homes as Osprey Heights is set to be demolished. She starts off as friendly, but reveals her true nature as being stern and strict when she confiscates the home's remote control off Jack and Victor after they "forced" the other residents to watch the programme they were watching. She also places a curfew for the residents to not leave the home after 9pm due to the residents escaping after Jack and Victor leave the doors open to go to the Clansman. Jack and Victor contact Bobby and inform him that they won't be able to come to the party at the Clansman due to the curfew. This results in Bobby, Winston, Tam, Navid and the other party guests going to the home to have the party there. The following morning, Mrs. Fletcher sees Jack, Victor, Isa and the guests escaping and discovers Navid asleep in one of the chairs. After Navid wakes up, Mrs. Fletcher tells him that the doors are locked and she has called the police. Luckily, Navid is able to escape by throwing a water cooler through the home's glass doors.

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References[edit]

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