BBC One’s two-part drama The Great Train Robbery will premiere on Wednesday December 18th at 8pm, it has been announced.
The Great Train Robbery is a new two part drama from Broadchurch scribe Chris Chibnall which tells the story of the infamous robbery. The two part drama tells the stories behind the most infamous heist in British history on its 50th anniversary: ‘The Robbers’ Tale’ tells the story of the gang whose audacious crime secured unheard of wealth and the wrath of the Establishment. While ‘The Coppers’ Tale’ tells the story of Tommy Butler and the crack team of detectives he assembled in his relentless quest to bring the robbers to justice. The two-parter is produced by World Productions and stars Luke Evans (The Three Musketeers), Jack Roth (Bedlam), Neil Maskell (Utopia), Paul Anderson (The Firm), Martin Compston (Line of Duty), Del Synnott (The Silence), Jack Gordon (Panic Button), Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter), Robert Glenister (Hustle), Tom Chambers (Waterloo Road), Tim Pigott-Smith (The Hour), Tom Beard (Hunted), James Wilby (Titanic) and James Fox (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory). The Great Train Robbery was directed by James Strong.
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