Diamond Geezer 1 Format Comedy Drama Created by Caleb Ranson Starring David Jason
Theme music composer Ray Russell Composer(s) Ray Russell Country of origin United Kingdom No. of series 2 No. of episodes 4 (List of episodes) Production Producer(s) Granada Television Running time 90 Minutes (including advertisements) Broadcast Original channel ITV (ITV1/STV/UTV) Original airing 20 March 2005
The first series of Diamond Geezer was supposed to be a one off special ITV drama starring David Jason as a long-serving prison inmate trying to persuade a first time offender to join forces with him in his new big scam. It was broadcast on 20 March 2005.
After a successful pilot episode however it was decided that David Jason would reprise his role as Des in a new three-part series, which began on 9 April 2007.
In the US the series was released under the title Rough Diamond.
Diamond Geezer 1
The pilot episode of Diamond Geezer was aired on the 20 March 2005. It starred David Jason as a long-serving prison inmate Des. His character comes across as a frail old man who is honest and open. This gains the respect of most of the inmates and prison guards alike. What they fail to realise is Des's master plan, which is to commit the 'perfect crime' and steal valuable diamonds from fellow inmate and notorious bully Benny. He takes petty theft criminal Phil under his wing to hatch the devious and dangerous plan.
Diamond Geezer 2
The second series premièred on 9 April 2007 and saw a return of David Jason and Stephen Wight as Des and Phil.
Others Alphabetical (From series 1 & 2)
- Reece Andrews - Prison Guard
- Jenny Agutter - Vanessa
- Paul Bown - Guv'nor
- Frank Brunet - Jules
- Nick Burnell - Callow
- George Cole - Gerald
- Linda Duffield - Waitress
- Elly Fairman - Gloria
- Andrew Grainger - Roberts
- Michael Klesic - Russian Security Agent
- Des McAleer - Martins
- Carli Norris - Betsy
- Miranda Pleasence - Miranda
- Ieuan Rhys - Jenx
- Oggie Smith - Russian Security Guard
- Robert Stone - Prison henchman
- Simon Paul Sutton - Denver
- Mary Tamm - Maureen
- Daniel Tatarsky - Boris Pudovnik
- Richard Vanstone - Winters
- Crystal Yu - Ping
- Music - Ray Russell
- Diamond Geezer at the Internet Movie Database
- Diamond Geezer 1 at the Internet Movie Database
- Article about Diamond Geezer 2
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