BBC Scotland presents Òran Mór’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint

We’re delighted to announce BBC Scotland’s presentation of six of our A Play, A Pie and A Pint productions to be broadcast on BBC Scotland.

“We’re really, really excited about it,” says April Chamberlain, who, alongside Morag Fullarton, has been co-artistic director of A Play, A Pie and A Pint since 2016.

“We’re hoping it will widen our audience to people who haven’t been able to come along to Oran Mor, as well as providing a chance for people who have seen the plays already to see them again onscreen.

We’re not changing anything in what we do, and the BBC Scotland series is a great snapshot of what our little lunchtime phenomenon is all about.”

I’m more than pleased that A Play, A Pie and a Pint is at last being featured on national television. 

A lot of dedicated people have contributed to Òran Mór’s successful lunch time performances over the years. I have no doubt our founder, David McLennan is also pleased his legacy is being aired on the BBC.

I would like to acknowledge our longstanding paying public for their support over the last 15 years through thick and thin, and who have made A Play, A Pie and A Pint what it is today. 

– Colin Beattie
Owner of Òran Mór and Executive Producer of PPP

Ahead of the series, the BBC will also be screening ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Scotland’s Theatre Revolution‘, a documentary produced and directed by Elly Taylor – originally shown in 2014 to mark the tenth anniversary of PPP. Watch on BBC iPlayer.


BBC Scotland’s sextet of A Play, A Pie and A Pint productions includes:








You’ll have to provide your own pie and pint but we hope you’ll tune in from the comfort of your own home and enjoy PPP on your tv!

We’re hoping it will widen our audience to people who haven’t been able to come along to Òran Mór, as well as providing a chance for people who have seen the plays already to see them again onscreen.

– April Chamberlain, Co-Artistic Director

Please note broadcast dates are always subject to change.