Topaz

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SD20131026

In Lucy Gannon's comic drama, Brian Cox stars as the unfortunate 19th century poet, William Topaz McGonagall.

In the face of widespread ridicule at his lack of talent, MacGonagall dreams of rescuing his reputation by seeking royal patronage. He decides to walk from Dundee to Balmoral to see Queen Victoria, accompanied by his long-suffering son, Billy. A desperate desire for fame and celebrity has almost destroyed McGonagall's life - but if he can meet her Majesty his fortunes would be transformed.

Other parts are played by the cast.

Producer/director: Bruce Young.

SD20131026

Brian Cox stars in Lucy Gannon's comic drama about the poet William Topaz McGonagall.