Biggs to Hit Small Screen in TeleImage’s ‘Odd Man Out’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The story of Ronnie Briggs, one of the U.K.’s most notorious and well-known criminals of the past century, will be making its way to TV screens thanks to “Odd Man Out,” an upcoming series produced by Brazil’s TeleImage.

The series will tell the true story of the once-petty thief straight from the source, using his co-authored autobiography from 2011, “Ronnie Biggs: Odd Man Out : the Last Straw” as its source material.

To that end, they have enlisted the help of the book’s co-author Christopher Pickard, who told Variety, “Patrick and his team at TeleImage understand the scope and scale of the story we are trying to tell of an ordinary man’s extraordinary full life. It is not a tale that can be told in a 90-minute film, or four to six episodes. It needs the wider canvas of a multiple series and episode format to take viewers on the global emotional roller coaster that is the life of Ronnie Biggs. It is the chronicle of the odd man out that is going to surprise a lot of people – including the establishment – who thought they knew the story of Ronnie Biggs. They didn’t.”

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