The BEST episodes of The Great Train Robbery

Every episode of The Great Train Robbery ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Great Train Robbery!

A two-part drama that 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.

Last Updated: 6/12/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
A Robber’s Tale
162 votes

#1 - A Robber’s Tale

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/18/2013

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 Euston to Glasgow. 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.

Directors: Julian Jarrold
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A Copper’s Tale
122 votes

#2 - A Copper’s Tale

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/19/2013

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?

Directors: James Strong
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