The Great Train Robbery DVD

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8 August 1963: Britain wakes up to news of the biggest robbery in the country's history. A train has been hijacked and robbed 35 miles from its arrival in central London. The country is stunned. Who could be behind it? How did they pull off such an audacious raid? A Robber's TaleThis is the story of how one group of criminals became the most wanted men in Britain. They got lucky. And that piece of luck would destroy their lives forever. A Copper's TaleDetective Tommy Butler and his elite team of brilliant idiosyncratic investigators in a race against time to identify... the robbers and put them behind bars before they flee the country. But what's happened to the money itself? [show more]

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Released
06 January 2014
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Publisher
Acorn Media UK 
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Runtime
180 minutes 
Features
PAL 
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5036193031298 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  8 August 1963: Britain wakes up to news of the biggest robbery in the country's history. A train has been hijacked and robbed, 35 miles from its arrival in central London. The country is stunned. Who could be behind it? How did they pull off such an audacious raid? Film 1 - A Robber's Tale: This is the story of how one group of criminals became the most wanted men in Britain. They got lucky. And that piece of luck would destroy their lives forever. Film 2 - A Copper's Tale: Detective Tommy Butler and his elite team of brilliant, idiosyncratic investigators in a race against time to identify the robbers and put them behind bars before they flee the country. But what's happened to the money itself? Actors Martin Compston, Luke Evans & Eric Hulme Certificate 12 years and over Year 2013 Languages English Duration 3 hours (approx)

Two-part BBC drama series based on the infamous 1963 train robbery. The first episode, 'A Robber's Tale', follows the planning and execution of the robbery under the command of leader Bruce Reynolds (Luke Evans). The second episode, 'A Copper's Tale', follows the police investigation into the crime. Led by the indefatigable Tommy Butler (Jim Broadbent), a team of detectives search far and wide for the fugitives. Martin Compston, Jack Roth and Neil Maskell also star in the series.