Jimmy Chisholm in BBC comedy pilot Miller’s Mountain

Jonathan Melville 7 May, 2014 0
Jimmy Chisholm in BBC comedy pilot Miller’s Mountain

A new Scottish comedy pilot, Miller’s Mountain, debuted on BBC One last night as part of the channel’s Comedy Playhouse strand and is now available on BBC iPlayer.

Written by Donald McLeary, Jimmy Chisholm stars in the comedy set around the antics of Jimmy Miller and his ragtag family of mountain rescue volunteers. When the naive and enthusiastic Conor (Kevin Guthrie) reports for his first day as a volunteer, Jimmy, the shambolic old rescue hand, takes it upon himself to teach Conor the ways of the hills.

The episode co-stars veteran BBC Scotland star, Jonathan Watson (City Lights, Bob Servant).

The cast of Miller's Mountain: Jules (Sharon Rooney), Conor (Kevin Guthrie), Bernie (Kath Howden), Ronnie (Jonathan Watson), Jimmy Miller (Jimmy Chisholm), Bill (David Ireland)

The cast of Miller’s Mountain: Jules (Sharon Rooney), Conor (Kevin Guthrie), Bernie (Kath Howden), Ronnie (Jonathan Watson), Jimmy Miller (Jimmy Chisholm), Bill (David Ireland)

Comedy Playhouse is a showcase for new comedy talent, hopefully leading to a full series for at least one of the pilots.

Watch a clip of the pilot episode and view the full episode on iPlayer.