TV

Bob Servant Independent – BBC4, BBC2 Scotland (Jan/Feb 2013)

Bob Servant Independent was the wonderful surprise of the week. A total joy from start to finish – original, sharp, superbly acted and gloriously funny. A little gem of a comedy, don’t miss it. ” – The Times

“Likeable and amusing…Cox is clearly having a whale of a time and his relish is infectious. An idiotic, roaring blow-hard, Servant is a welcome addition to our rich history of sitcom monsters. He may even do for Dundee what Alan Partridge did for Norwich. ” – The Scotsman

“As with Del Boy and Citizen Smith the comedy comes from the gap between the grand designs and the dreary reality. There’s a warmth, one that’s totally lacking in other sitcoms such as The Office and Extras. Cox is a magnificent actor. Every time Bob opens his mouth we see blind panic, how good an actor do you have to be to make it look like you’re making it all up? Bob gets my vote. ” – The Daily Express

“I found myself simultaneously thinking that it was all getting a bit silly and laughing at it at the same time. There's something joyfully inventive about Bob's foolishness too, a sideways skitter that keeps throwing up lines you couldn't quite have predicted. Hard to categorise, but the fact that it is is one of its pleasures. ” – The Independent

“This series has delivered an incredibly funny script, unforgettable one-liners, and Brian Cox (Bob) and Jonathan Watson (Frank) are an impeccable double act. Brilliant. ” – TV Times

For clips and more, see the Programme Page here and you can read my Guardian piece on the development process here.

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