Launch Day

Series 1 - Episode 1 Launch Day

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Review

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.

Summary

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.
Drama Comedy