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The Karen Dunbar Show was a television comedy sketch show that aired on BBC One Scotland, starring the popular Scottish comedian Karen Dunbar. It was produced by BBC Scotland.

To date, there have been three series of 6 episodes each and one, the 2006 series, consisting of four. Directors included Ron Bain and Iain Davidson. Many writers contributed to the series, including: Gordon Robertson, Graeme Sutherland and Ben Verth.

The original theme tune which was used on Series 3, has a similar sound to the David Essex classic Hold Me Close.

There were many recurring characters, such as:

From series 1: Shoeless Josie; a blonde drunkard, often seen carrying a bag of chips. Almost Angelic; a Pub 'n' Club duo from Ayrshire, consisting of Angela Silvery and her tolerant husband Ricky.

Series 1: 9 January 2003 to 12 February 2003.

Series 2: 20 February 2004 to 26 March 2004.

Series 3: 2005 to 2005.

Series 4: 17 March 2006 to 7 April 2006.

Top Billed Cast

  1. Karen Dunbar

  2. James Young

  3. Tom Urie

    Tom Urie

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Season 4

2006 | 4 Episodes

Season 4 of The Karen Dunbar Show premiered on March 17, 2006.

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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