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A Copper's Tale

Episode 2 of 2

Drama based on the true story of the investigation into the train robbery, spearheaded by the Flying Squad's DCS Tommy Butler and conducted under intense scrutiny.

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?

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 19 Dec 2013 20:00

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Role Contributor
DCS Tommy Butler Jim Broadbent
DCS Ernie Millen George Costigan
DI Frank Williams Robert Glenister
DS Jack Slipper Nick Moran
DS Maurice Ray Tim Pigott-Smith
Henry Brooke James Fox
John Wheater James Wilby
Bruce Reynolds Luke Evans
Journalist Bradley Snelling
DCS Malcolm Fewtrell Richard Hope
WPC Alexa Morden
DS Steve Moore Tom Chambers
DC Tommy Thorburn James MacGregor
DCI Sid Bradbury John Salthouse
Jack Mills Eric Hulme
DC Keith Milner Tommy McDonnell
Roger Cordrey Nicholas Murchie
Emily Clarke Christine Cox
DS Stanley Davies Matthew Jure
Dr Ian Holden Tom Beard
Brian Field Del Synnott
Commander G Hatherill Ken Bones
Charlie Wilson Jack Roth
Gordon Goody Paul Anderson
Dorothy Gwyneth Strong
PC Alistair Donegan
Franny Reynolds Bethany Muir
Roy James Martin Compston
Ronnie Biggs Jack Gordon
John Daly James Bye
Court Clerk Anthony Hunt
Buster Edwards Neil Maskell
Producer Julia Stannard
Director James Strong
Writer Chris Chibnall