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Tutti Frutti set for return to screens after more than 30 years

The show was written by Scots artist and playwright John Byrne Photo: BBC

Critically-acclaimed drama Tutti Frutti is to return to TV screens after more than 30 years when it is shown on the new BBC Scotland channel.

Written by Scots artist and playwright John Byrne, the six-part series followed the fortunes of rock and roll band The Majestics who reform to play a 25th anniversary tour.

Starring a stellar cast – including Robbie Coltrane and Emma Thompson – Tutti Frutti made its debut in 1987, achieving cult TV status before it toured as a sell-out stage National Theatre of Scotland stage show.

It made its debut in 1987, achieving cult TV status before it toured as a sell-out National Theatre of Scotland stage show.

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Tony Nellany, commissioning executive at BBC Scotland, said: “Tutti Frutti has long held a special place in the hearts of viewers so we wanted to make a virtue of the chance to watch this cult classic again.

“As well as broadcasting new original content, the new BBC Scotland channel will delve into the archives to celebrate and showcase classic gems.

“Tutti Frutti will lead the way for viewers to revisit much-loved shows from the past which they still hold dear.”

Tutti Frutti will air on the new BBC Scotland channel on Saturday March 2.