S1-E2 A Local Man

S1-E2 A Local Man

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This would-be politician is what you might call “in your face”. His alphabet omits the letters P and C, and his self-opinion is so inflated he should be reported to Air Traffic Control. The sudden death of Broughty Ferry’s sitting MP has sparked him into action; he’s waited his whole life to be in the spotlight and he’ll do and say anything to keep it shining on him.

This week Bob (Brian Cox, pictured left) and his heroically inept campaign manager Frank meet slick opponent Nick Edwards, whose wife promises humiliation for Bob. It feels as though we should be rooting for the little guy — would that we had a vestige of sympathy for him.

Summary

The by-election favourite Nick Edwards arrives in town, but Bob is determined to derail him by rallying support for his `Local Man' campaign while in pubs and enjoying a high-society dinner. Comedy, starring Brian Cox.

Cast & Crew

Bob Servant Brian Cox
Frank Jonathan Watson
Nick Edwards Rufus Jones
Phillippa Edwards Pollyanna McIntosh
Lady Provost Vicki Liddelle
Taxi driver John Buick
Delivery man James Young
Arthur Finlay Welsh
Stewpot Antony Strachan
Provost's Secretary Kirstin McLean
Medical Director Ron Donachie
Director Annie Griffin
Producer Owen Bell
Writer Neil Forsyth
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Comedy Drama

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