Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has always said he'd never write one.
Based on glimmers of truth, BELIEVE IT is the hilarious, bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity
radiography of Richard Wilson.
He narrates the series, weaving in and out of dramatised scenes from his fictional life-story.
He plays a heavily exaggerated version of himself: a Scots actor and national treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about
politics, theatre and Manchester United (all true), who's a confidant of the powerful and has survived childhood poverty,
a drunken father, years of fruitless grind, too much success, monstrosity, addiction, charity work, secret work for governments
and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery (not true). All the melodramatic staples of celebrity-autobiography are wonderfully undercut
by Richard's deadpan delivery.
(The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed reference to his famous catchphrase.)
is supported by a small core cast viz:
David Tennant ,John Sessions, Lewis Macleod, Arabella Weir and Jane Slavin
play anyone and everyone!
- Download Drink Why does Richard Wilson get drunk every November 25? For the first time, he tells the naked truth.
- Download Rivals Did you know Sean Connery was offered the part of Victor Meldrew, before Richard Wilson? Neither
did Richard, until Connery, his life-long rival, broke the news..
- Download Boots Richard Wilson reveals why he sleeps with a pair of miner’s boots by his bed.
- Download Power Does power drive you mad? Richard Wilson knows. So do Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Stanley Kubrick. But Richard's
the only one who is telling.
- Download Victor Richard Wilson charts the extraordinary effect Victor Meldrew has had on his life.