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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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UK

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English

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2013 (UK) See more »

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The Great Train Robbery See more »

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Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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(2 parts)

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Writen by Chris Chibnall, best known for his work on Doctor Who (2005), Torchwood (2006), Life on Mars (2006) and Broadchurch (2013) 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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A great TV show
23 February 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I was born any a couple of months after the great train robbery, back in 1963. And I have always been fascinated by it. My dream would be to go on the actual place where it occurred, the Bridego Bridge. I possess nearly every document about it, footage archive and fiction material. The most memorable, of course, remains Peter Yates's ROBBERY, back in 1967, and the other movie starring the actor starring Derrick - sorry I don't remember his name. Some viewers said on IMDb that this feature was not flawless, concerning details specified to UK, for instances trains and cars from this very era. Well, I have never lived in UK, so...But concerning this film, the only thing that annoyed me was the BOAC company heist, at the beginning. These guys are supposed to be professional robbers with a criminal record as thick as a phone book, and they pull the heist without any gloves !!!! Because finger prints, see? Rubbish. For the rest, it is a terrific piece of work, and the character description is absolutely outstanding. I loved the very ending when Bruce Reynolds tells the hard boiled inspector from SY, who chased them in such a raging way all over the years, that he did not do this for money but for "camaraderie" as he actually said, using a french word meaning companionship, brotherhood among friends. An outstanding face to face between those two adversaries. An authentic masterpiece. But it could have shown the several escapes from jail of some of the great train robbers.


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