Ex-Celtic Star Jackie McNamara Shows Us The Funny, Writes Sitcom (Video)

Alan Duffy

11th, November 2011


By Alan Duffy

Current Partick Thistle manager and former Celtic star Jackie McNamara has used his experiences in and around the ‘funny old game’ to pen a pilot for a new sitcom.

‘The Therapy Room’ concerns itself with the players at a Premier League side who use a video booth at the club to get things off their chests. McNamara wrote the pilot with actor Francis Gilhooley and managed to get Billy Elliot star Gary Lewis to play the part of the manager.

The producers say that the sitcom is “not for the faint-hearted” (whatever that means) and like “‘Shameless meets Gary Tank Commander”. For the uninitiated, the latter is a well-received BBC Scotland comedy show (thanks Wikipedia). They are now looking for broadcasters to commission a series.

Fair dues to McNamara for trying his hand at something different, but is it any good? Cast a beady eye over the trailer and judge for yourself…

The Therapy Room – Trailer from Mark Scott on Vimeo.