- Actors: Ashley Jensen, Bill Paterson, Denis Lawson, Ford Kiernan
- Directors: Brian Kelly
- Writers: Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharp
- Producers: Jack Docherty
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: 2entertain
- DVD Release Date: 12 Dec. 2011
- Run Time: 58 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B006G3NTDA
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 573,444 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
No Holds Bard [DVD] 
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No Holds Bard follows the lives of five people as they prepare to vie for the 2009 Cup O’ Kindness, the trophy awarded to the grand champion in recitation of the works of Robert Burns.
Held in Alloway, the birthplace of Burns himself, this prestigious competition is the centrepiece of the annual celebrations devoted to the Bard’s immortal memory. And this year it may prove memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Amongst the competitors are Hayley Braid, a 12 year-old with a determined mum, Isobel and a batty granny; Struan Robertson, the official representative of the Dumfries Burns Society, headed by tyrannical president Miekel McMiekel with bickering cohorts Cronie Cameron and Cronie McKay; the enthusiastic Paula Pickford, recently settled in Scotland with her husband Boyd; Robert Lauchlan, a gardener with a difference at the Burns Cottage tourist attraction; and Stevie Kerr, prison inmate and protégé of rehabilitation therapist Sarah Rutherford.
Capturing the ups and downs of each participant’s progress as the pressure intensifies, the poems are recited and the champion is crowned.
Starring: Ashley Jensen, Bill Paterson, Denis Lawson, Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Higgins, Laura Fraser, Ron Donachie, Katy Murphy and Forbes Masson. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
It follows the lives of five people who are preparing the participate in a Burns recital competition to be held in Alloway, the birthplace of Robert Burns.
I remember having to do Burns recitals at primary school and hating them (not that I have anything against Burns' poetry). In light of these memories I found this comedy hilarious. I think anyone who has been made to recite Burns will enjoy this.
A well earned five stars.
A good community comedy.