The Great Train Robbery

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!

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?

Last Updated: 7/12/2022Network: BBC One
A Robber’s Tale
155 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
112 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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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