The BBC has revealed further details about its forthcoming two-part drama charting The Great Train Robbery (2×90′).
Produced by World Productions (Line of Duty) for BBC One, each part will show viewers opposite viewpoints to the infamous crime.
Part one, entitled A Robber’s Tale, will tell the true story of the gang behind the 1963 robbery and how they came together with a corrupt solicitor to pull off the heist and baffle the police.
It is written and executive produced by Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) and stars Luke Evans, Jack Roth, Neil Maskell, Paul Anderson, Martin Compston, Del Synnott and Jack Gordon. Simon Heath and Polly Hill also executive produce with Julia Stannard producing.
The second film, called A Copper’s Tale, will tell the story of the lead policeman and his team of detectives he brought together to bring the robbers to justice.
Filming is due to begin this month.
The BBC’s The Great Train Robbery follows on the heels of ITV’s five-part drama Mrs Biggs, which told the story of Charmian Biggs, the wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs. It was produced by ITV Studios and December Media for ITV and Australia’s Seven Network.