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Set in 18th century Edinburgh and based on the life of one of the most notorious characters in Scotland's history. Deacon Brodie holds the keys to the city, and, coincidentally, is the most successful burglar. When his gallows design is rejected by the council, he faces financial ruin and so sets about a huge robbery. However, this goes wrong and he faces death by his own invention. Written by Thomas McEwan

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overlooked little gem of a film
29 August 2003 | by (Swansea, Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

A little Masterpiece! Billy Connolly is superb as the dubious Deacon, and the supporting cast are terrific too. Filmed with the highest quality the BBC strives for, this little gem of a film has been somewhat overshadowed by Connolly's "Mrs Brown". Well worth catching, a rollicking bawdy tale of Ye Olde Scotland! Enjoy!


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