The Broker's Man

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The Broker's Man
GenreCrime drama
Created by
  • Al Hunter Ashton
  • Tim O'Mara
Written by
  • Al Hunter Ashton
  • Tim O'Mara
  • James Robson
Directed by
  • Roger Gartland
  • Bob Blagden
  • Moira Armstrong
  • Graeme Harper
  • Baz Taylor
Starring
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
Original language
  • English
No. of series2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Brian True-May
  • Jo Wright
  • Patricia Greenland
Producers
  • Adrian Bate
  • Carol Wilks
Production location
  • United Kingdom
Running time60 minutes
Production company
  • Bentley Productions
Release
Original network
Picture format14:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release17 June 1997 (1997-06-17) –
27 August 1998 (1998-08-27)

The Broker's Man is a BBC British television drama series centred on the work of Jimmy Griffin, an ex-detective who applies his skills as a fraud investigator for an insurance company. Produced by Bentley Productions for BBC One, the series starred Kevin Whately as Griffin and ran for two series from 17 June 1997 to 27 August 1998.[1] The series was filmed in the intermittent years of Whately's portrayal of Inspector Lewis in both Inspector Morse and Lewis. The complete series was released on DVD by Acorn Media UK on 4 February 2008.[2] Each episode was a self-contained 90-minute story.

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1617 June 1997 (1997-06-17)22 July 1997 (1997-07-22)
2623 July 1998 (1998-07-23)27 August 1998 (1998-08-27)

Series 1 (1997)[edit]

Episode Title Written by Directed by Viewers
(millions)[3]
Original airdate
1"Double Dutch - Part 1"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraBob BlagdenTBA17 June 1997 (1997-06-17)
When a shipping container worth millions is stolen, Jimmy Griffin is put on the case to investigate a possible insurance fraud.
2"Double Dutch - Part 2"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraBob BlagdenTBA24 June 1997 (1997-06-24)
A ruthless Dutch crime ring demands payment, and a string of murders follow. Meanwhile, Jimmy risks all to uncover the scam.
3"Dangerous Bends - Part 1"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraRoger GartlandTBA1 July 1997 (1997-07-01)
Jimmy takes on two cases: a motorcycle and car collision, which left one driver dead and the other hurt, and a water treatment malfunction case.
4"Dangerous Bends - Part 2"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraRoger GartlandTBA8 July 1997 (1997-07-08)
As Jimmy and his staff seek the truth, the two cases begin to intertwine in a dangerous fashion.
5"Siege - Part 1"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraRoger GartlandTBA15 July 1997 (1997-07-15)
As things are improving with Sally, Jimmy joins his family on holiday. Meanwhile, he also accepts a case involving the theft of some firearms.
6"Siege - Part 2"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraRoger GartlandTBA22 July 1997 (1997-07-22)
Hiding the assignment from his family becomes tricky for Jimmy as the volatile man at the centre of the mystery comes looking for him.

Series 2 (1998)[edit]

Episode Title Written by Directed by Viewers
(millions)
Original airdate
1"Pensioned Off"Dusty HughesMoira Armstrong7.5823 July 1998 (1998-07-23)
When a female police officer falls down the stairs at her station, she files a claim for sexual harassment, and Jimmy and his staff investigate.
2"Horses for Courses"Robin MukherjeeMoira Armstrong7.1930 July 1998 (1998-07-30)
Jodie goes to a rave with her boyfriend without her parents' permission. but she is found out after the club catches fire. Jimmy has doubts about how the inferno started, especially once he finds out who owns the club.
3"Playback"James RobsonGraeme Harper7.036 August 1998 (1998-08-06)
Two kids vanish, their bodies never found, after a boating accident. Months later, their parents are engaged in a public battle to combat the paltry sum they've been offered as compensation.
4"Kith and Kin"Ron RoseGraeme Harper7.0913 August 1998 (1998-08-13)
When Jimmy is sent out to exchange the ransom for some stolen military memorabilia, he enters the world of a Nazi sympathizer. Jimmy's office staff suffer a terrible beating at the hands of skin heads.
5"Keyman"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraBaz Taylor7.8820 August 1998 (1998-08-20)
A board member of a construction conglomerate is shot dead in a brothel. Godzilla hires Jimmy to investigate a keyman insurance policy taken out on the dead man, which would pay ten million pounds to the construction company.
6"Swansong"James RobsonBaz Taylor7.0427 August 1998 (1998-08-27)
When Jimmy's home is ransacked by neighbourhood thieves, he finds himself on the other end of the insurance game. Meanwhile, he's tasked with investigating an aging nightclub singer whose husband dies in a mysterious car crash.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Broker's Man - TV.com". www.tv.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012.
  2. ^ "The Broker's Man Complete". Amazon UK. 4 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Weekly top 30 programmes on TV sets (July 1998 – Sept 2018) | BARB".

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