Death Defying Acts

A romantic thriller set in 1926 Edinburgh. A mother and daughter attempt to con Houdini out of the 10,000-dollar prize he offered to anyone able to tell him his mother's dying words.


  • 2010-01-04 20:30:00 - 2010-01-04 22:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,


  • Harry Houdini Guy Pearce
  • Mary McGarvie Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Sugarman Timothy Spall
  • Benji McGarvie Saoirse Ronan
  • Oily Librarian Anthony O'Donnell
  • Director Gillian Armstrong
  • Writer Tony Grisoni
  • Writer Brian Ward