1 9 7 2 (UK)
13 x 60 minute episodes
This crime drama series from LWT followed the linked fates of nine bank robbers, led by George (David Daker), from the moment of their dramatic escape from custody while they are being driven from prison (where they are serving 12-years) to the Appeal Court.
The episodes presented the individual backstories of the men told from the point of view of the criminals themselves, their accomplices, and their women, with flashbacks to the audacious heist – known as “the bog robbery”.
The nine men hid in a disused ladies’ lavatory and sealed themselves in for the weekend. Then they tunnelled their way up through the floor of a nearby City bank and walked out clutching a third of a million pounds between them.
Bob Hoskins, Martin Shaw, Colin Farrell and Paul Eddington also starred.
Terence ‘Tel’ Bolden
Charles ‘Knocker’ Grindley
Det. Insp. Rawlings