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A two-part drama which portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963, firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.

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 DI Frank Williams (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Charlie Wilson (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Gordon Goody (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Bruce Reynolds (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Roger Cordrey (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Roy James (2 episodes, 2013)
Del Synnott ...
 Brian Field (2 episodes, 2013)
Bethany Muir ...
 Franny Reynolds (2 episodes, 2013)
Eric Hulme ...
 Jack Mills (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Buster Edwards (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Ronnie Biggs (2 episodes, 2013)
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 John Daly (2 episodes, 2013)
George Ward ...
 Nick Reynolds (2 episodes, 2013)
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A two-part drama which portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963, firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.

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Der große Eisenbahnraub 1963  »

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Ronald Biggs, one of the last surviving Great Train Robbers, died on 18 December 2013, the same day that this two-part series was first shown. See more »

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The robbery took place in August (1963) in the summer and yet the scenes shown are clearly shot in winter/early spring due to the trees lacking leaves. See more »

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going after the big one
12 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Great Train Robbery" is a miniseries in two parts. The first part focuses on mid-range crooks, led by Bruce Reynolds (Luke Evans) who decide to rob a train carrying a fortune in money. The second is about the police investigation and search for them.

I really enjoyed the first part, but the second part for me was a let- down. The criminals were more interesting than the police, led by DI Frank Williams (Robert Glenister) for some reason. And I sort of wanted them to get away with it. I'm sure that sounds terrible.

The acting is very good, and since it's based on a true story, it was interesting to see how the police picked up the trail of the crooks and to read at the end what happened to them.

I do recommend it, but you'll find the second part less compelling.


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