Rory Bremner puts Scottish politics under satirical spotlight in new BBC Scotland show

Coming back to Scotland in the run-up to the Referendum, I realised I knew almost nothing about Scottish Politics. Time I did. And why is there so little political comedy in Scotland outside the Parliament? Time to make sense (and nonsense) of it all.”Rory Bremner
Date: 27.03.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.50
Category: Scotland
Comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner is set to take a satirical look at the Independence Referendum in Rory Goes To Holyrood – a new one-off show from the Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland.

Rory, a Scot who has lived in England most of his life, returns to his homeland and discovers he’s not quite up-to-speed with the current state of Scottish politics.

Rory Goes to Holyrood will follow the UK’s sharpest satirist on a journey of discovery from Aberdeen to Westminster as Rory meets with politicians, punters and personalities alike, culminating with an exclusive gig at The General Assembly Hall in his native Edinburgh where Rory will let loose his trademark observations, gags and impressions.

Rory Bremner says: “Coming back to Scotland in the run-up to the Referendum, I realised I knew almost nothing about Scottish Politics. Time I did. And why is there so little political comedy in Scotland outside the Parliament? Time to make sense (and nonsense) of it all.”

Rab Christie, Executive Producer, The Comedy Unit, adds: “People can’t believe Rory Bremner’s been spotted in Maryhill! But, as Scotland focusses on the big vote, it’s a great time to be looking for the funny bone of Scottish politics. If anyone can find it, Rory can.”

Ewan Angus, Executive Producer, BBC Scotland, says: “We’re delighted Rory is coming home to cast his eye over the landscape. His razor-sharp observations and impressions will give the audience a different perspective on the referendum story.”

Rory’s on a mission to find out about the state of the land of his birth and answers to all the major questions including: What are the issues ahead of the big vote? And does satire exist in Scottish politics?

One-off programme Rory Goes To Holyrood will feature some of Bremner’s well-known and best-loved voices as well as one or two he’s worked-up especially for the occasion.

Rory Goes To Holyrood is a Comedy Unit production for BBC Scotland and will air later in 2013.

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