Farage is one of the idiots, alongside Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, who campaigned for Brexit and then quickly buggered off out of it. In his case, he returned to UKIP after resigning because they couldn’t find an alternative leader. Then, when they did, she left after 18 days. So the party’s in rather a mess, like all of them.
Yes, the Brexit lot told lies, but then so did the Remainers, so both sides were as bad as each other.
Bishop’s impression is a rather cod one, getting some of the inflexions and intonations spot-on, but it wouldn’t fool a computer. His Farage goes to the pub, smokes all day, makes home brew lager, tries ad fails to get on crappy celebrity TV shows, grows a rubbish moustache, and believes his own press, thinking he’s important, not realising that no-one really wants to know him.
Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back is 35 minutes of your life won’t get back. Must’ve sounded like a great idea on paper but comes across as a one-joke programme. All he does is just repeat the things we’ve seen the real man do on the news without doing anything different with it.
There was an amusing moment around shaving his moustache off, but beyond that, the only other point of note came when the final scene played out over the closing credits, which meant there was NO continuity announcer!
Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back is unlikely to see the light of day on Blu-ray or DVD, but can be watched on BBC iPlayer, up until November 29th, and click on the top-right image in this review for the full-size version.
Director: Ben Palmer
Producer: Kate Daughton
Writers: Alan Connor and Shaun Pye
Nigel Farage: Kevin Bishop
Colin: Tony Way
Mrs. F: Madeleine Bowyer
Waheed: Asheq Akhtar
Margaret: Joan Blackham
Pat: Pandora Colin
Debbie: Sarah Hoare
Kazimierez: Radoslaw Kaim
Adrian Gibson: Mark Rice-Oxley
Drinker: Dean Roberts
Chop House Waitress: Beatrice Walker
Busker: Ruth Westley
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