The BBC has announced that Scottish comedy, Still Game will return for a ninth series – but it’ll be the last.

The show – about two Glaswegian pensioners called Jack and Victor – will return to TV screens later this year. Stars Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill have promised that the final six episodes will be a “must-see”.

Greg Hemphill, who plays Victor, said: “We’ve had an amazing run but one of our hopes when we brought the show back was that we would get the opportunity to finish Jack, Victor and the gang’s journey.

“We feel that time is upon us. We hope you will join us later in the year to see how the story ends!”

In addition to Kiernan and Hemphill, the final series will unite all of the show’s long-standing characters, including Isa (Jane McCarry), Navid (Sanjeev Kohli), Boabby (Gavin Mitchell), Winston (Paul Riley) and Tam (Mark Cox).

Still Game – a spin-off of sketch show, Chewin’ the Fat – first hit TV screens in 2002 where it was broadcast on BBC One Scotland only. Over the years the series finally made it across the rest of the UK, via BBC Two, a prime-time slot on BBC One and of course an appearance on Netflix.