Bill Brand - The Complete Series DVD|
Set in the mid-1970s and reflecting the complexities of that turbulent decade, Bill Brand stars Jack Shepherd (Wycliffe) as a newly elected left-of-centre Labour MP who struggles to reconcile socialist principles with the realpolitik of Westminster. This groundbreaking and unashamedly intelligent drama series is penned by Oscar-nominated dramatist Trevor Griffiths (Fatherland, Reds), and earned a BAFTA nomination for Jack Shepherd. A by-election in the solidly working-class constituency of Leighley sees Bill Brand, a former lecturer, elected to Parliament by a slim majority. Driven by a determination to improve the lives of his textile-worker constituents, he finds his ideas of representation are provocatively different from those of the whips; and in a world of oblique negotiations and hidden bargains - the uncomfortable realities of a minority government - Brand's fundamental belief in the Party is assailed by doubts, while his troubled personal life further endangers his tenuous political career.from£10.99 | RRP:
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Jack Shepherd stars in this 1970s TV drama series written by Trevor Griffiths. Lecturer-turned-politician Bill Brand (Shepherd) is elected to Parliament and attempts to use his status to help the lives of his constituents in Leighley. As he struggles with problems in his personal life he also faces difficult issues at work and begins to question his loyalty to the Labour Government.
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