A SELL-OUT centenary show in honour of legendary Greenock comedian Chic Murray will feature in a BBC special.

'A Funny Place For a Window', currently on at the Beacon Arts Centre, has been recorded by the corporation and producer Stuart Hepburn has hinted that there could be even more to follow after huge demand for tickets.

It comes as Stuart and the cast of the A Play, A Pie and A Pint special - Dave Anderson, Maureen Carr and Brian James O'Sullivan - took time out of preparations for this week's run of Grenock shows to visit the place where the Chic Murray story all began.

They met the comedian's daughter, Annabelle Meredith, and his granddaughter Deanna Murray, whose dad is Chic's son Douglas, at 21 Bank Street, the place where the comic met his wife Maidie and where there is a plaque in honour of the double-act affectionately known as 'The Tall Droll with the Small Doll'.

Producer Stuart said: "Maidie was performing at the Greenock Empire and went to the stage door and had no digs.

"They said: 'Mrs Murray will see you right'. "When she arrived at the door she was drookit wet and Mrs Murray took pity on this wee sparrow. "Up they went and Chic was rehearsing and she interrupted the rehearsal, to which he said 'who the hell are you?'.

"Chic went to see her show later that night and the rest, as they say, is history.

"This is a very important address because if they hadn't met the probability is Chic wouldn't have been a success."

The play in honour of the comedian, born in Duncan Street on November 6, 1919, has been performed to full houses at Glasgow's Oran Mor and the Beacon with more to come next week at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.

Stuart said: "It's been full houses everywhere and not a ticket to be had. "It's great to see it come home here to Greenock. "The BBC have filmed it and it will be on the iPlayer as a theatrical event.

"We would also like it to have another life because Chic was so important - and Maidie."

The play explores the ups and downs of the man who was known as the 'comedian's comedian' on January 29, 1985 - the day he passed away in Edinburgh.

Actress Maureen Carr, who plays Maidie, said: "It's nice to be performing it here in Greenock.

"It's brilliant being part of it."