A comedy TV series set in Broughty Ferry has become a ratings hit.
More than 250,000 people tuned in to the latest episode of Bob Servant this month, making it the best-watched BBC Scotland comedy of 2014.
The show, which is now in its second series, is penned by Broughty Ferry native Neil Forsyth and stars actors Brian Cox and Jonathan Watson.
It was filmed earlier this year at several locations in the Ferry, mainly at the harbour and beach area.
The first series, which aired last year, had an average of 175,000 viewers tuning in to each of its six episodes.
Ratings for both series are above the average for the Monday night TV slot it holds.
Neil who wrote the books on which the TV show is based said he was delighted by the response from viewers.
“The figures have been fantastic they have gone up each week, which is very unusual,” he said.
“Episode three will come out at more than a quarter-of-a-million viewers, which for a Scotland-only transmission, is great.
“That’s well up on the last series and I think nearly double the average for that slot. The first series’ average in Scotland was probably around 175,000.
“And it did very well on the BBC iPlayer, with viewers in the rest of the UK getting a look ahead of the BBC Four transmission in February.”
He added: “It’s been lovely to hear from people who have been converted by these new episodes. I’m very proud of them.
“I think these episodes were much closer to the books and maybe that’s what people have been responding to it’s much more of a local comedy.
“I also thought the new characters worked well, with some fantastic performances from Anita Vettesse, Moray Hunter and Daniela Nardini.
“I had an email from Brian Cox’s manager in Los Angeles to say he loves them so it’s obviously travelling OK.”
The second series of the show followed Bob, played by Cox, as he returned to selling cheeseburgers in the wake of a failed attempt to enter politics.
However, he had to vie for the attentions of his sidekick Frank played by Watson who met a woman he planned to marry.