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A Copper's Tale

The Great Train Robbery Episode 2 of 2

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?

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 19 Dec 2013 20:00


Role Contributor
DCS Tommy ButlerJim Broadbent
DCS Ernie MillenGeorge Costigan
DI Frank WilliamsRobert Glenister
DS Jack SlipperNick Moran
DS Maurice RayTim Pigott-Smith
Henry BrookeJames Fox
John WheaterJames Wilby
Bruce ReynoldsLuke Evans
JournalistBradley Snelling
DCS Malcolm FewtrellRichard Hope
WPCAlexa Morden
DS Steve MooreTom Chambers
DC Tommy ThorburnJames MacGregor
DCI Sid BradburyJohn Salthouse
Jack MillsEric Hulme
DC Keith MilnerTommy McDonnell
Roger CordreyNicholas Murchie
Emily ClarkeChristine Cox
DS Stanley DaviesMatthew Jure
Dr Ian HoldenTom Beard
Brian FieldDel Synnott
Commander G HatherillKen Bones
Charlie WilsonJack Roth
Gordon GoodyPaul Anderson
DorothyGwyneth Strong
PCAlistair Donegan
Franny ReynoldsBethany Muir
Roy JamesMartin Compston
Ronnie BiggsJack Gordon
John DalyJames Bye
Court ClerkAnthony Hunt
Buster EdwardsNeil Maskell
ProducerJulia Stannard
DirectorJames Strong
WriterChris Chibnall