The Great Train Robbery

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (5,019)

In 1963, a group of 15 men attempted a heist on a Royal Mail train carrying millions of pounds in cash. The Great Train Robbery from BBC One retells this historic true crime story in a two-part drama series featuring an all-star cast. Luke Evans plays Bruce Reynolds, the charismatic mastermind behind the meticulously planned robbery. Robert Glenister plays the role of the seasoned criminal mastermind Gordon Goody, and Martin Compston takes on the character of the hot-headed Roy James. The three make up the core of the group of robbers who come together to execute the heist.

Neil Maskell plays the role of the getaway driver, with Jim Broadbent as the corrupt solicitor who helps plan the operation. James Fox plays the detective leading the investigation to track down the suspects. George Costigan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nick Moran, and Tom Beard are among the other thieves involved in the plot.

The story unfolds in the lead up to and aftermath of the heist, with flashbacks to each of the robbers' backgrounds and motivations. The group plans the robbery with military precision, but things go awry when they find themselves with more loot than they anticipated, putting them in danger of being caught.

The Great Train Robbery depicts the tension and drama of the heist, as well as the intricate relationships between the members of the gang. Bruce Reynolds' leadership is tested as the group faces unexpected challenges, and the robbers' loyalty to each other is questioned.

The series also explores the impact of the heist on the robbers' personal lives and on society as a whole. The robbers become folk heroes after the heist, and the media frenzy surrounding the case puts pressure on the authorities to catch the culprits. Meanwhile, the families of the robbers are left to deal with the fallout of the heist.

The Great Train Robbery is a gripping drama that pays homage to one of the most notorious heists in history. The talented cast brings depth and complexity to the characters, and the attention to detail in the production design immerses the viewer in the world of 1960s Britain.

Overall, The Great Train Robbery is a must-watch for fans of true crime dramas and anyone with an interest in the history of heists. The show expertly balances action, character development, and social commentary, making it a standout series that will keep you invested from start to finish.

The Great Train Robbery is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on December 18, 2013.

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A Copper's Tale
2. A Copper's Tale
December 19, 2013
On 8 August 1963, a slumbering police force wakes to news of a robbery. At Buckinghamshire CID, everyone makes their way to the crime scene, where 65 policemen are looking for the lost engine of a train, unaware that any money has even been stolen yet. After the scale of the robbery becomes known, it becomes obvious that the local CID is not equipped to solve a crime and they they need help. The Flying Squad are called in.
A Robber's Tale
1. A Robber's Tale
December 18, 2013
The country wakes up to news of the biggest robbery in the country's history. A train has been hijacked and robbed and everyone wonders who could be behind it and did they manage to pull off such an audacious raid. The episode tells the story of the key protagonists, led by Bruce Reynolds, and their role in the crime of the century.
Where to Watch The Great Train Robbery
The Great Train Robbery is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Great Train Robbery on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, FuboTV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 18, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (5,019)