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
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
Original language(s)
  • English
No. of series2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Brian True-May
  • Jo Wright
  • Patricia Greenland
  • Adrian Bate
  • Carol Wilks
Production location(s)
  • United Kingdom
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Bentley Productions
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.

Jimmy Griffin is an ex-detective. He uses his skills as a fraud investigator for an insurance company.

The Broker's Man was produced by Bentley Productions for BBC One.

It starred Kevin Whately as Jimmy Griffin.

It ran for two series from 17 June 1997 to 27 August 1998.[1]

It was filmed in the years between Whately's role as Inspector Lewis in the two TV series, Inspector Morse and Lewis.

The complete series of The Broker's Man was released on DVD by Acorn Media UK on 4 February 2008.[2]

Cast[change | change source]

Episode list[change | change source]

Series 1 (1997)[change | change source]

Episode Title Written by Directed by Viewers
Original airdate
1"Double Dutch - Part 1"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraBob BlagdenTBA17 June 1997 (1997-06-17)
A shipping container worth millions is stolen. Jimmy Griffin investigates 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. A string of murders follow. 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, and a water treatment malfunction case.
4"Dangerous Bends - Part 2"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraRoger GartlandTBA8 July 1997 (1997-07-08)
The two cases begin to combine in a dangerous way.
5"Siege - Part 1"Al Hunter Ashton & Tim O'MaraRoger GartlandTBA15 July 1997 (1997-07-15)
Jimmy joins his family on holiday. 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 difficult for Jimmy. The volatile man at the centre of the mystery comes looking for him.

Series 2 (1998)[change | change source]

Episode Title Written by Directed by Viewers
Original airdate
1"Pensioned Off"Dusty HughesMoira Armstrong7.5823 July 1998 (1998-07-23)
A female police officer falls down the stairs at her station. She files a claim for sexual harassment. Jimmy investigates.
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. She is found out after the club catches fire. Jimmy has doubts about how the inferno started after he finds out who owns the club.
3"Playback"James RobsonGraeme Harper7.036 August 1998 (1998-08-06)
Two kids vanish after a boating accident. Their bodies are not found. Their parents complain about the compensation offered.
4"Kith and Kin"Ron RoseGraeme Harper7.0913 August 1998 (1998-08-13)
Jimmy is sent to exchange the ransom for some stolen military memorabilia. He enters the world of a Nazi sympathiser. 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 boss of a construction firm is shot dead in a brothel. Jimmy investigates an insurance policy taken out on the dead man. The policy would pay ten million pounds to the construction company.
6"Swansong"James RobsonBaz Taylor7.0427 August 1998 (1998-08-27)
Jimmy's home is ransacked by neighbourhood thieves. He finds himself on the other end of the insurance game. He investigates an aging nightclub singer whose husband dies in a mysterious car crash.

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