Des McLean playing Tommy Sheridan
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Tommy Sheridan story inspires play at Edinburgh Fringe

9 August 2012 Last updated at 13:23 BST

The rise and fall of one of the most colourful characters in Scottish politics has inspired a new play which is being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.

"I, Tommy" has been written by Rab C Nesbitt creator Ian Pattison and stars comedian Des McLean as former MSP Tommy Sheridan.

BBC Scotland's arts correspondent Pauline McLean went along to find out more about the "tragi-comedy".