Deacon Brodie

Deacon Brodie

Billy Connolly stars in the title role of Deacon Brodie. In 1788 the city of Edinburgh was rocked by the revelation that Deacon Brodie, master carpenter and Town Councillor, had been found guilty of a string of extraordinary crimes – the last of which was a bungled attempt to steal a fortune from the city’s Customs and Excise Office.

After a widely published trial, Deacon Brodie and his two fellow cronies are sentenced to death – to be hung on the same gallows the Deacon designed, and had previously failed to sell to the Town Council. Driven by his desire to seek revenge on those who betrayed him and the wish to protect the lives of his loved ones, the Deacon started planning his escape from an almost certain death.

  • programme details
    Writer
    Simon Donald
    Director
    Phillip Saville
    Producer
    Greg Brenman
    Executive Producer
    Charles Brand
    Main Talent
    Billy Connolly
    Transmission Channel
    BBC1
    Transmission Date
    27th October 1997
    Number of episodes
    1
    Length of episode
    90 mins