Bob Servant. Image shows from L to R: Bob Servant (Brian Cox), Frank (Jonathan Watson). Copyright: BBC.

Bob Servant

BBC One Scotland and BBC Four sitcom. 9 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2014. Stars Brian Cox, Jonathan Watson, Anita Vettesse, Daniela Nardini, Anthony Strachan, Alex Norton, Daniel Hird and others.

Bob Servant

TV series about Bob and Frank, two men who live in the Scottish town of Broughty Ferry. In the first series Frank stood in the local election

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2014
Channels
BBC One Scotland, BBC Four
Episodes
9   (2 series)
Starring
Brian Cox, Jonathan Watson, Anita Vettesse, Daniela Nardini, Anthony Strachan, Alex Norton, Daniel Hird, Moray Hunter and others
Writer
Neil Forsyth
Directors
Annie Griffin and Simon Hynd
Producers
Owen Bell, Mark Freeland, Ewan Angus and Steven Canny

A TV series originated from the hit BBC Radio Scotland comedy The Bob Servant Emails, and the bestselling Bob Servant books.

The Scottish town of Broughty Ferry doesn't know what's hit it in Series 1. The sudden death of the sitting MP has resulted in a by-election that could change the political map of the UK. Bob Servant has been waiting his whole life for this level of attention and he's willing to do anything to keep it.

Bob sells himself as a man of the people but doesn't really like people. He also has absolutely no understanding of the political process and uses the by-election campaign as a heaven sent opportunity for self-promotion.

His campaign manager is Frank, Bob's long suffering best friend and neighbour, and their love-hate relationship is a central aspect of Bob Servant Independent.

As the series progresses, Bob has an increasingly fractious relationship with the favourite to win the seat, a slick professional politician called Nick Edwards. Bob also struggles to deal with Edwards' campaign manager (and wife), Philippa Edwards, a smart, no-nonsense woman, always two steps ahead of Frank.

Series 2: Having lost the election, Bob and Frank have thrown themselves into their first love - the burger van business.

Bob confidently predicts that his cheeseburgers will act as an aphrodisiac for the women of Broughty Ferry and matters of the heart soon lead our brave duo astray.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 23rd January 2013 on BBC Four at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 15th December 2014 on BBC One Scotland at 10:35pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 26th February 2015 at 12:50am on BBC4

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