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Signature to release Train Robbery doc

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Signature to release Train Robbery doc
Documentary claims to reveal identity of the mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery for the first time.

Signature Entertainment is to release documentary The Great Train Robbery: A Tale Of Two Thieves in UK cinemas this October, and will make the feature available on DVD and On Demand from October 6.

Directed by Chris Long, executive producer of The Mentalist, the film features Gordon Goody, one of the main instigators behind the heist who reveals the identity of the missing mastermind behind Britain’s most famous heist – the elusive “Ulsterman”.

The film is based around first person testimony from more than 20 hours of interviews.

The Ulsterman provided the 15 train robbers with vital inside knowledge that made 1963 robbery possible. They got away with more than £2.6m (the equivalent of £45m today), with the Ulsterman getting a share worth the equivalent of £5m today.

While his identity has been the subject of intense scrutiny by the public and police
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More Join BBC1's "Great Train Robbery"

Martin Compston, Jack Roth, Neil Maskell, Paul Anderson, Del Synnott and Jack Gordon are all set to join the already cast Luke Evans in the BBC One's two-part drama "The Great Train Robbery".

Evans plays Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind behind the infamous 1963 mail train heist, at the time Britain’s biggest ever robbery with a haul worth £41 million in today's money.

Filmed as two 90-minute telemovies, "The Robbers’ Tale" follows the thieves and ends in the immediate aftermath of the robbery. Julian Jarrold ("Brideshead Revisited," "Red Riding: 1974") helms this film which begins production later this month.

The second, "A Coppers’ Tale", focuses on detective Tommy Butler and Scotland Yard’s bafflement and frustration in the face of the crime, and their efforts to catch the robbers. James Strong ("Broadchurch," "Doctor Who") is helming the second telemovie which has yet to be cast.

The producers behind the acclaimed BBC2 drama "United" will also produce this.
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'Broadchurch' writer pens new BBC One drama 'Great Train Robbery'

Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall has penned new two-part TV film The Great Train Robbery for BBC One.

The first film will star Fast & Furious 6 actor Luke Evans as Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind behind the famous heist.

Reynolds passed away last week at the age of 81, just months before the 50th anniversary of his audacious crime.

Chibnall's new drama will tell the story of how the robbery was inspired, planned, rehearsed and executed, with Reynolds and his team targeting the August Bank Holiday 1963 mail train from Glasgow.

Jack Roth (Bedlam) will play Reynolds's childhood friend Charlie Wilson, with Utopia's Neil Maskell cast as ambitious Ronald 'Buster' Edwards and The Sweeney's Paul Anderson set to play professional Gordon Goody.

Martin Compston (Line of Duty), Del Synnott (The Silence) and Jack Gordon (Panic Button) will also star in the film, directed by Julian Jarrold (The Girl, Appropriate Adult).

Writer/exec producer
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