The Great Train Robbery May 2013

A Robber’s Tale

The Great Train Robbery Episode 1 of 2

Based on the true story of the 1963 train robbery, this film shows how a group of mid-level criminals masterminded by Bruce Reynolds joined forces with a corrupt solicitor to hijack the Bank Holiday mail train from Glasgow to Euston. But their meticulous planning was compromised by a violent attack on the train driver and a botched getaway.

Faced with such a huge and audacious crime, worth £44 million in today’s money, the establishment hit back – and Reynolds and his men became the most wanted men in Britain.

A Copper’s Tale

Drama based on the true story of the police investigation into the 1963 train robbery, spearheaded by the Flying Squad’s legendary DCS Tommy Butler and conducted in the full glare of public and media scrutiny.

In a race against time, can Butler and his hand-picked team of detectives identify every criminal involved in the robbery and bring them to justice before they flee the country? And even if they catch the criminals – can they find the money itself?


Role Contributor
Bruce Reynolds Luke Evans
Gordon Goody Paul Anderson
Roy James Martin Compston
Buster Edwards Neil Maskell
Charlie Wilson Jack Roth
Bert Turner Nigel Collins
Nightclub Singer Eliza Doolittle
Franny Reynolds Bethany Muir
DI Frank Williams Robert Glenister
Nick Reynolds George Ward
Brian Field Del Synnott
The Ulsterman Stuart Graham
Roger Cordrey Nicholas Murchie
Tommy Wisby Jordan Long
Gang Member 1 John De Main
Gang Member 2 Gareth Cassidy
Billy Still John Voce
Arresting Officer Ross McCormack
Ronnie Biggs Jack Gordon
Alf Bill Thomas
Mr Wyatt Mark Stratton
John Daly James Bye
Jack Mills Eric Hulme
David Whitby Dean Smith
Glasgow Train Driver James Lauren
Producer Julia Stannard
Director Julian Jarrold
Writer Chris Chibnall

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