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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
...  Charlie Wilson 2 episodes, 2013
...  Gordon Goody 2 episodes, 2013
...  Bruce Reynolds 2 episodes, 2013
Nicholas Murchie ...  Roger Cordrey 2 episodes, 2013
...  Roy James 2 episodes, 2013
Del Synnott ...  Brian Field 2 episodes, 2013
...  Franny Reynolds 2 episodes, 2013
Eric Hulme ...  Jack Mills 2 episodes, 2013
...  Buster Edwards 2 episodes, 2013
...  Ronnie Biggs 2 episodes, 2013
...  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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Police Officers are shown wearing white shirts. In 1963 Constables and Sergeants in all English police forces wore blue shirts. The change to white shirts came in the late 1970s. See more »

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going after the big one
12 December 2015 | by 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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