A TV show which was filmed and set in Glasgow has been named the BBC'S biggest drama launch of the year so far. 

The Nest launched with an average of 9.0m viewers (all-screen 30-day data) making it the biggest new BBC drama launch of the year so far.  

The five-part drama was written by BAFTA award-winning Glaswegian writer Nicole Taylor and explores a surrogacy pact between a wealthy couple and a teenage girl.

The Nest also stars Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle who both filmed scenes in and outside the city. 

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Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “We are so proud that Nicole Taylor’s brilliant BBC One thriller gripped the nation with its powerful and provocative storytelling, attracting such a wide and diverse audience.

"The characters at the heart of the drama were brilliantly acted by Sophie Rundle, Martin Compston, and newcomer Mirren Mack – and we can’t thank them enough alongside producers Studio Lambert, for making such a memorable series.”

Susan Hogg, Head of Drama at Studio Lambert and Executive Producer, added: “All of us at Studio Lambert are thrilled that The Nest has been viewed by such a wide and diverse audience. The word of mouth has been fantastic and we hope the drama will reach many more viewers through iPlayer. Our thanks go to our superb directors, cast, and crew who were all in awe of Nicole Taylor’s amazing script and who worked so hard to bring her vision to life." 

The full series is available on Player. 

READ MORE: Did you see the Glasgow Evening Times in hit BBC drama The Nest?

We previously reported on how this newspaper had a cameo on the show.

The newspaper, which recently changed its name to the Glasgow Times, can be seen in a scene with actress Mirren Mack who plays Kaya.

She is walking along Arygle Street towards Trongate when she spots one of our news stands and the headline, 'Body found in the Clyde identified'.