The BEST Episodes of Still Game

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 7, 2020

Network: BBC One

Still Game is a comedy based around the lives of pensioner pals Jack Jarvis and Victor McDade. It's set in and around a fictional part of Glasgow called Craiglang, and Jack and Victor's home in Osprey Heights. Focusing on the ironies and comedy of old age with humour, tenderness and pathos, these OAPS prove they're still game for anything the world can throw at them.


#1 - Buntin'

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 17, 2003

Navid finds Pete 'the Jakey', Craiglang's answer to Barny Gumball, has been letting himself go, lately. It seems he's been going through the shopkeeper's rubbish for food. Is it, in fact, a giant rat, or is Pete plumbing every further depths of scabbydom? But soon he's seen in The Clansman clean-shaven and wearing a brand new suit. Has someone died, or is Pete suddenly involved in top-secret affairs of the state?

star 8.46
138 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#2 - Swottin

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 14, 2004

Jack and Vic feel their lives have become routine to the point of redundancy. Does salvation lie in Glasgow University's course in Medicial Proficiency, or will the lure of a 75p pint be too much? Meanwhile, Boaby's losing customers and can't get his hole in a barrel of fannies. Can a quiz night and a lovely new barmaid be the answer to both problems?

star 8.42
106 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill
Who's the Daddy

#3 - Who's the Daddy

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 26, 2005

A story involving three men and a baby. The trouble is, the baby wants to knock down the Clansman Bar.

star 8.42
99 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#4 - Wireless

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 29, 2005

Jack and Victor take up residence in the hospital as DJs. Navid, however, is about to encounter a more pressing problem.

star 8.37
108 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill
Big Yin

#5 - Big Yin

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 28, 2004

The Neds (hooligans) begin a reign of terror in Craiglang. Jack and Victor contact an old friend to come to town and take matters in his giant-sized hands. If they can just keep him away from the Midori... Meanwhile, Winston's taking up a valued place at the local supermarket and suddenly finds that Craiglang has become a fair model for Sing Sing...

star 8.35
93 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#6 - Dug

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 24, 2003

Isa's unwelcome husband returns once more. Jack and Victor have a major falling-out: Victor's son John is as distant and uncaring as ever, while Jack has warm tears in his eyes when his daughter Mary in Canada sends him a video tape of her and the weans. Things are compounded when Jack is invited to fly out to Canada to visit. Will Victor end up on the plane, or have our boys finally had enough of one another? And Winston agrees to pose as Isa's fiancé in order to ward off her husband - but how far is he willing to go to maintain the illusion?

star 8.35
100 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#7 - Oot

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 4, 2004

Archie (Sylvester McCoy), an old friend of J & V's, finally has to leave the place where he has been secluded for nearly half a century, never going outside. Now the council are knocking his place down, but are Jack and Victor the best guides to the new century? Winston is experimenting with turning his house into a cinema. Looks like the Towering Inferno's on at Osprey Heights...

star 8.34
94 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#8 - Ring

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 12, 2005

Tam finally does the decent thing. He doesn't buy a pint; he decides to get married.

star 8.33
110 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill
Dial a Bus

#9 - Dial a Bus

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 5, 2005

Jack and Victor succumb to the lure of the Dial-A-Bus, but this one doesn't stop where they expected.

star 8.33
95 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#10 - Hatch

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 19, 2005

Jack and Victor are fed up of Isa's constant prying, but the plan they hatch causes shock waves across Craiglang.

star 8.30
103 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill
Heavy Petting

#11 - Heavy Petting

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2016

Canine capers are unleashed when Jack and Victor become dogsitters, Winston's jealousy sparks some serious pet one-upmanship, and the heat is on as Isa prepares for the Craiglang Community Bake Off.

star 8.29
160 votes
Kill Wullie

#12 - Kill Wullie

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 22, 2005

Jack and Victor aren't sure what to make of it when one of their pals takes up with a woman half his age.

star 8.28
109 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill
One In One Out

#13 - One In One Out

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 23, 2007

Tam and Frances enjoy fame and fortune with their new addition but it means baby sitting stints for Jack and Victor which is proving a bit of a strain.

star 8.28
97 votes

#14 - Aff

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 11, 2004

For once Winston's complaint to the social office is genuine, and now has a foot that can stun even the most heartless of people into abject silence. Meanwhile, Jack devises a scheme to finally get the attention of his estranged son in Johannesburg. But things go wrong when he actually turns up to see his 'sick' father. Will things come to a climax, or will father and son remain more distant than ever?

star 8.28
87 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#15 - Doacters

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 12, 2003

Winston and Tam become love rivals over a gentle, lovely lady at the local library. But which one will win the fair lady's heart? Meanwhile, Jack and Victor are feeling depressed, and there's a new drug on trial at the health centre. They rehearse their scripts for when they get there to convince the doctor, but Jack's 'I'm depressed' face looks more like 'I'm constipated'.

star 8.27
141 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#16 - Recipe

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 2007

Jack and Victor discover Pete the Jakey was the inventor of The famous Beefy bake and seek recompense on his behalf. Tam and Frances are having marital problems. Who can offer counsel, Navid?

star 8.23
104 votes
Hard Nuts

#17 - Hard Nuts

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 10, 2006

The television crew which makes Blighty's Hardest Pubs drops by The Clansman and Bobby foolishly promises them all the action they can handle.

star 8.21
101 votes

#18 - Drama

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 19, 2006

Pub-loving pensioners Jack and Victor are set for a headache, as the hit Scottish comedy returns.In the first of a new six-part series, the adventurous oldies risk the mother of all hangovers when they win a trip to a posh whisky distillery, complete with an endless supply of free samples. And fellow OAP Winston looks like losing out to old enemy Stevie the bookie - until racing expert John McCririck arrives to give him a few betting tips.

star 8.20
127 votes

#19 - Gadgets

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

Craiglang's residents can't resist the temptation of the Futuroo catalogue. Meanwhile, Winston prepares for the arrival of his brother, Walter, and Jack needs help after having a long bath.

star 8.19
177 votes
Directors: Michael Hines
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#20 - Cairds

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 21, 2004

Boaby bars Jack & Vic & Co. from the Clansman. Turning Osprey Heights into a mini Las Vegas, Tam wins Joe's motor-wheelchair. However, plans are afoot to win it back, while Winston's feud with the bookies reaches a hilarious climax...

star 8.18
105 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#21 - Waddin'

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 27, 2002

Navid is giving out invitations to what promises to be the wedding of the year in Craiglang. They're as rare and desired as Willy Wonka's golden tickets - so why don't Jack and Victor have one? And what are they to do when an old friend - and notorious tapper - 'dies', and the chance to slip back a few items presents itself?

star 8.18
176 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#22 - Brief

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 19, 2003

Jack and Victor club together to out-bid Manky Franky to win themselves Danny's old motor. But their new freedom comes at a price, and will Tam, at long last, finally get his come-uppance?

star 8.16
134 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

#23 - Job

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2016

Charity begins at home as Jack and Victor offer a helping hand to Methadone Mick. A parking fine from the past comes back to haunt Winston, and Boabby's award glory goes awry.

star 8.15
179 votes
The Undrinkables

#24 - The Undrinkables

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2016

Jack and Victor discover bootleg hooch all over Craiglang. But where is it coming from?

star 8.14
189 votes

#25 - Tappin'

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 26, 2003

Craiglang has never had it so good; everyone's suddenly come into money. There's rumours of a money-dealer newly arrived in Craiglang. Even Jack and Victor decide to get in on the action by buying stock market shares from Navid at the corner shop. Winston and Tam renew their feud with the local Neds, and decide the only way to solve things is to challenge them to a championship gold tournament: winner takes course!

star 8.14
163 votes
Writers: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill