No, I jest; I saw no such thing.
However, Brendan does seem to have been to a drama coach — if tonight’s Address in Reply is any guide. His outrage over the tax on Alcopops — which may indeed be ill-judged policy, but that’s another matter — was all the more remarkable given his being on the record in support of it just a very little while ago; it was almost believable… If you hadn’t heard what he said before.
He has at least lived to fight another day as Leader of the Opposition, I suppose.
I know what he did. Locked himself up for a few days and watched Jimmy Stewart in Mister Smith Goes to Washington over and over again.