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Cox brings radio character to TV

Hollywood star Brian Cox is to bring his pompous cult radio character Bob Servant to TV for a BBC TV series later this year.

Brian, whose roles have included the Bourne movies and Manhunter, will star in a three-part comedy series for BBC4 as the self-made local hero.

The 65-year-old star has already played the role - who first surfaced in books by Neil Forsyth - in an adaptation broadcast by Radio 4.

In the TV version - Bob Servant Independent - the self-important businessman stands for Parliament in a by-election in the Dundee suburb of Broughty Ferry.

Brian said: "As a Dundee man I am very excited to be filming a brand new television comedy set in Broughty Ferry. With the comic writing skills of fellow Dundonian, Neil Forsyth, and the audacious spirit of Bob Servant, it shouldn't fail to capture the very essence of the unique east coast humour."

The actor played Servant in BBC Radio Scotland's The Bob Servant Emails, which was later broadcast by R4.

Writer and creator Forsyth said: "It's hugely exciting that Bob is making it onto the telly, and that Brian is once again involved and leading a brilliant cast."

The series - which also features Jonathan Watson and Rufus Jones - will be filmed in Broughty Ferry.

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