2 February 2012
John Coniston,loyal manager of a cash-counting house where used bank notes are taken for disposal,is forced by gunmen who hold hostage his wife Kirsty and their young daughter to cooperate in a robbery in which security guard Chris is badly injured. Nine months earlier John and Kirsty had just bought a house and Chris had befriended Dita,an Eastern European teenager sacked by John for stealing. John,who makes up shortfalls from his own pocket,is under pressure from his boss Gordon to locate a stolen fifty-one grand and discovers that Chris and his friend,fork lift driver Marcus are attempting to smuggle it out in batches of two thousand pounds. John suggests they 'take the lot' and thus prepares the way for a full scale robbery.
9 February 2012
Following the robbery Marcus and his partner Gina visit Chris recovering in hospital after surgery. John recalls how he planned the heist nine months earlier. To ensure that the crime has authenticity he recruits,via a friend of Marcus,the menacing Kalpesh,who agrees to assemble a team of robbers whilst Marcus is charged with holding Kirsty and her daughter hostage. John deliberately fails a promotion interview to another area to take part whilst Chris informs his drunken,cynical mother that Dita is expecting his child.
16 February 2012
John's assertive side takes over as he plans the heist,getting annoyed with Marcus for letting his partner Gina in on the plan. She does prove useful when it comes to buying masks for the robbers and will give Marcus his alibi. Chris moves,with Dita, into his mother's house after watching her choke to death. He decides he wants out but John forces him to carry on. John hires a new security guard Riaz,who will be one of the robberies and who falls out with Chris. In the aftermath of the heist Chris has had a leg amputated below the knee and needs a prosthetic leg and the trio feel unable to get the money as John is a suspect and watched by the police. However when Riaz is arrested John,having confirmed Kirsty's suspicion that he was an inside man,joins Marcus and Chris in the warehouse where it is stored.
23 February 2012
The robbers rehearse their heist ,nerves and tempers coming to the fore whilst Chris,concerned for Dita and the baby,goes to the police and names John as the perpetrator of the upcoming crime. Gina is also delegated to hold Kirsty and her daughter to ransom as Marcus's inside knowledge of the building is useful. In the weeks following the robbery Kalpesh is arrested trying to leave the country whilst John,Marcus and Chris meet to divide their spoils but Chris turns on John who confesses that he planned the whole affair for the feeling of power,rather than the monetary gains. Marcus reconciles them but it is clear that life will never be the same again for the inside men.
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