The Italian Job

Italian Job

Peter Collinson’s classic crime caper stars Michael Caine as Charlie Croker, fresh out of prison and offered a job – via a home movie by his late Italian boss – to steal a bullion shipment in Turin from under the noses of the police and the Mafia. With funding from the incarcerated king of British crime, Mr Bridger (Noël Coward in his last screen appearance), Charlie and his gang travel to Italy to lift the gold, with help from three frisky Minis.

The Italian Job – Christmas Day 3.30pm on Channel 4