BBC Four Adds New Comedy Series to Lineup


LONDON: BBC Four has placed an order for Bob Servant Independent, a new comedy series starring Brian Cox, which is slated to premiere in the new year.

Bob Servant Independent focuses on a man named Bob Servant who is running for office in the Scottish town of Broughty Ferry. Jonathan Watson, Pollyanna McIntosh and Rufus Jones will also appear on the show.

Produced by Owen Bell, the series is scheduled to begin airing on BBC Four early next month.

Cox said: "As a Dundee man I am very excited to be in this comedy set in Broughty Ferry. With the comic writing skills of fellow Dundonian, Neil Forsyth, and the audacious spirit of Bob Servant it captures the very essence of the unique East Coast humor."

Writer and creator Neil Forsyth added: "It’s hugely exciting that Bob is making it onto the telly, and that Brian is once again involved and leading a brilliant cast. He’s been a supporter of the Bob Servant cause for a long time. To be honest, Bob would probably be disappointed that he’s been overlooked to play himself, but even he would reluctantly accept Brian taking up the challenge."