Preview: The Great Train Robbery – The Hidden Tapes

The Great Train Robbery - The Hidden Tapes

The Great Train Robbery of 1963 didn’t just rob the establishment of £2.6million (around £50m today) but made household names of the robbers – some of whom were violent criminals.

With access to tapes that have been hidden for more than 40 years, this documentary discards the myth making to uncover the true story of the UK’s crime of the century.

Through tape recordings made by one of the key masterminds behind the heist, the film explores the truth about the background to the robbery, and the audacious planning to carry it off, as well as revealing how one of the men managed to escape the police and live off his share of the loot until he died a few years ago.

The Great Train Robbery – The Hidden Tapes – Monday at 9.00pm on Channel 4.

 

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