Holby City star John Michie appears in West Skerra Light

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Holby City star John Michie who portrays neurosurgeon Guy Self, is to appear in BBC Scotland’s Halloween comedy West Skerra Light.

The “black comedy horror” has been directed by Still Game’s Greg Hemphill, and co-written by Hemphill and Donald Mcleary.

Producers tease: “A group of city dwellers arrive on the Isle of Skerra to view the local lighthouse, which is up for sale. However, what they don’t realise is that all who set foot in this lighthouse are cursed. And before the night is out, they will have swapped their superficial city worries for an altogether bigger dilemma – how to escape the malevolent presence stalking West Skerra Light.”

Starring in the one-hour special are Lorna Craig, Lorne McFadden, Gregory’s Girl star John Gordon Sinclair, Lorraine McIntosh,Taggart’s John Michie, Balamory’s Julie Wilson Nimmo, Lewis Howden, Keith Fleming and Tam Dean Burn.

The comedy follows Hemphill’s directorial debut Gasping, a short film starring Frankie Boyle that was broadcast by the BBC earlier this year, and made by the same production company, Hopscotch Films.

Producer Carolynne Sinclair Kidd said: “This is only the second thing Greg has directed, but he is just the most generous, appreciative and thoughtful director you could ever hope to work with. People loved doing their best for him.”

Filmed on location at the Corsewall Lighthouse in Wigtownshire and Argyll’s Cuan Ferry, the programme will be broadcast on BBC One Scotland at 9pm on Monday 31st October 2016.

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