Bob Servant Independent

Series 1 - 1. Launch Day

Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

Before you express disbelief at yet another TV vehicle for Brian Cox, this is Brian Cox the one-time Hannibal Lecktor. His character here is almost as antisocial: a burger baron and aspiring MP whose talent for self-promotion is matched only by his foot-in-mouth capabilities.

The first of a three-part series isn’t troubled by subtlety, and Cox gives
a full-blooded performance as “man of the people” Bob Servant.

About this programme

1/6. Comedy about a Dundee man trying to fuel his ego through politics in the suburb of Broughty Ferry. Bob Servant sees the sudden death of the sitting MP, which results in a by-election, as a chance for him to receive the attention he desperately craves. A radio appearance leads to a home visit from the police and protests from dog owners, leaving Bob's campaign in tatters. Starring Brian Cox.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bob Servant
Brian Cox
Frank
Jonathan Watson
Taxi driver
John Buick
Radio producer
Moyo Akande
Anders
Greg McHugh
Inspector
Kevin O'Laughlin
Miss Wilson
Lesley Hart
Phillippa Edwards
Pollyanna McIntosh
Paramedic
Jordan Young
Angler
Michael Moreland
Father
Grant O'Rourke

Crew

Director
Annie Griffin
Executive Producer
Mark Freeland
Executive Producer
Ewan Angus
Executive Producer
Cheryl Taylor
Producer
Owen Bell
Writer
Neil Forsyth
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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