Get tae Falkirk! Comedy show reunion wins producer top prize

Pictured at the BBC awards are, from left, show host Thom Tuck,  Pete Baikie, Gordon Kennedy, producer Gus Beattie, Morwenna Banks and Moray Hunter.
Pictured at the BBC awards are, from left, show host Thom Tuck, Pete Baikie, Gordon Kennedy, producer Gus Beattie, Morwenna Banks and Moray Hunter.

It was the popular television comedy show that popularised the catchphrase ‘Get tae Falkirk’.

Now a reunion of the cast of Channel 4 programme ‘Absolutely’ has landed a radio producer from the town a prestigious industry award.

Gus Beattie, who began his career at Central FM, masterminded ‘Sketchorama: Absolutely Special’ which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 last year.

It brought back together the cast of ‘Absolutely’, a sketch show that was originally broadcast from 1989-1993.

Gus, from Falkirk, was in London last week to hear the radio reunion named best scripted comedy for a studio audience at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

“I was a huge fan of Absolutely so it was a fantastic honour to bring the show together,” said Gus, who now works for a Glasgow production company.

‘I’m so pleased it’s now won an award as the cast did a magnificent job in bringing their characters back up to date.”

The ‘Sketchorama: Absolutely Special’ will be repeated on Monday, February 10 at 11 p.m. on BBC Radio 4.