In a joint venture, BBC Comedy and BBC Scotland have enlisted the talents of Happy Tramp North to produce “Only Child,” a fresh sitcom featuring Greg McHugh of “The A Word” and “Fresh Meat” fame in the lead role. McHugh plays Richard, a lone child and aspiring author, who embarks on a journey back to his family home in North East Scotland to care for his ageing and whimsical father, Ken, portrayed by Gregor Fisher of “Rab C Nesbitt,” “Love Actually,” and “The Cockfields.”

Penned by Bryce Hart, “Only Child” (6×30) is a fictional comedy set to air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, presented through the lens of Richard and Ken’s father-son relationship. The series unfolds the nuances of neighbourly squabbles, domestic discord, and inter-generational disparities.

As Richard makes a belated visit to his recently widowed father, Ken’s eccentricities and technophobia become increasingly pronounced. Despite Ken’s resistance, Richard grapples with the reality that his father requires more full-time assistance. The sitcom, showcasing Scottish talent, will be shot in Glasgow and the North East of Scotland.

Writer Bryce Hart said: “It’s a total dream come true to have my own sitcom on BBC One and I can’t wait for the world to meet Ken and Richard Pritchard. As the son of a father who has steadfastly refused to learn how to compose a text message, there is no relationship as ripe for laughs as that between a Scottish son and his father.”

Greg McHugh says: “Bryce Hart has written a truly brilliant show, and I’m utterly thrilled to be a part of it. ‘Dream gigs’ are often just that…but I’ve been assured this is real. Yaaaaas!”

Gregor Fisher adds: “I’m not really one for giving quotes, but I am very much looking forward to working with young McHugh.”

Executive Producer for Happy Tramp North, Neil Webster says: “As someone halfway between Ken and Richard in age, Bryce Hart’s beautiful scripts resonate with me on so many levels. I’m constantly having to sort out my Dad’s online log-ins whilst simultaneously handing my phone to my son because it doesn’t recognise my face. I cannot wait to see Gregor Fisher and Greg McHugh bring Bryce’s affectionate, relatable and hilarious world to life.”

Jon Petrie, BBC Director of Comedy, says: “Only Child perfectly captures awkward family dynamics and the sometimes unwelcome familiarity of returning to a hometown. This is a brilliant new sitcom for BBC One with bags of heart and I can’t wait for viewers to see it.”

Louise Thornton, Head of Commissioning at BBC Scotland said: “We are thrilled to co-commission this brand-new comedy series for BBC One. Only Child represents our commitment to developing and delivering high-quality content for audiences in Scotland and across the UK. Having Gregor Fisher and Greg McHugh playing father and son is a dream and we’re so excited to be bringing these two titans of Scottish comedy together, it’s a winning combination. Bryce has written beautiful scripts full of humour and warmth and we can’t wait to see them brought to life by Scotland’s finest acting talent.”