The Gravy Train : Complete Miniseries (DVD)
Chrisoph Waltz and Ian Richardson star in this satirical look at politics in the European Union, written by Malcolm Bradbury.’
Co-starring Jim Carter, Alexei Sayle, Judy Parfitt and Ron Donachie.’
First shown on Channel 4 in 1990, this political satire looking at bribery and corruption residing within the EU sees young idealist Eurocrat Hans Joachim Dortman (Christoph Waltz) find all is not what it seems when he starts his new job in Brussels.
Hes instructed to report in to the cynical and self-serving British diplomat Michael Spearpoint (Ian Richardson), where he accepts a brief to discover fraud while ridding the market of a huge surplus of rotting plums.’ Dorfmann is also brainwashed’ by shady fixer Vlad Milcic (Alexei Sayle), and seduced by the beautiful and mysterious Nadine (Almanta Suska).’
Easily manipulated, the well-intentioned Dorfmann blunders along in his role, upsetting rivals, and causing chaos, in the web of double-dealing misadventure.
What the Press Said:
One of the finest of contemporary satirists - The Telegraph
Release Date 8th October 2018
Run Time 215 minutes