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Drama based on the true story of an outrageous medieval heist, told in the style of Ocean's 11.

When Dick Puddlecote is released from a Flanders jail in 1302 to discover his friends, his livelihood and his woman are all in hock to the king, he decides to exact a very modern form of revenge - break into the vault at Westminster Abbey and steal the king's gold. There’s just one catch - failure would earn him and his gang ruthless torture, swift punishment and potentially an eternity in hell.

A true story sourced from original trial records, this bold comedy-drama combines the energy of a British heist comedy with the veracity of factual dramas and the bawdiness of Chaucer, breathing life into a strange and foreign world full of priests and prostitutes.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Tue 10 Aug 2010 23:00


Role Contributor
Dick PuddlecoteKris Marshall
Joanna the ConcubineGeraldine James
King EdwardDonald Sumpter
Adam de WarefieldPaul Hilton
Will of the PalaceTim Plester
John of NewmarketLinal Haft
Irish PeteBennett Warden
ProducerJustin Hardy
DirectorJustin Hardy
ProducerSusan Horth
ProducerLucy Bassnett-McGuire
WriterPeter Harness