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The Great Train Robbery 

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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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Chris Chibnall
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Series cast summary:
Robert Glenister ...  DI Frank Williams 2 episodes, 2013
Jack Roth ...  Charlie Wilson 2 episodes, 2013
Paul Anderson ...  Gordon Goody 2 episodes, 2013
Luke Evans ...  Bruce Reynolds 2 episodes, 2013
Nicholas Murchie Nicholas Murchie ...  Roger Cordrey 2 episodes, 2013
Martin Compston ...  Roy James 2 episodes, 2013
Del Synnott Del Synnott ...  Brian Field 2 episodes, 2013
Bethany Muir ...  Franny Reynolds 2 episodes, 2013
Eric Hulme Eric Hulme ...  Jack Mills 2 episodes, 2013
Neil Maskell ...  Buster Edwards 2 episodes, 2013
Jack Gordon ...  Ronnie Biggs 2 episodes, 2013
James Bye ...  John Daly 2 episodes, 2013
George Ward 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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Was scheduled to be broadcast in August 2013 on the 50th Anniversary of the great train robbery but was pushed back to December due to scheduling issues See more »

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The getaway cars at the November 1962 London Airport robbery have "A" suffix registrations, not introduced until February 1963. See more »

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Crooks and cops
19 December 2013 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This two part drama was a retelling of the The Great Train of 1963. The first part was the Robbers Tale which was a straightforward story of the planning and execution of the robbery.

This was the most fascinating aspect of the drama as over the years, the personalities of some of the robbers (Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards) has overshadowed the events of the Train Robbery and the main players involved.

Luke Evans, Martin Compston and Paul Anderson give the best performances.

The second part was the Policeman's Tale and featured Jim Broadbent as DCS Butler, hell bent in getting the gang like the sheriff of an old wild west town which was very much how he was introduced.

This was more procedural and not as interesting or riveting as the first part.

Incidentally both parts had different directors but Butler was just too much of a dullard and Broadbent looks too old to even be playing a cop on the verge of retirement.

Able support by Robert Glenister. It is interesting to see that 'Slipper of the Yard' (played by Nick Moran) who in later years seemed to have been more prominent in the media as the cop hunting the train robbers was a more secondary character in this drama.

Well now Slipper is dead he will not be able to sue for his lack of prominence. In the past when he was alive he was rather quick to shout libel for any slight stain on his character!


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2013 (UK) See more »

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