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Hatton Garden

  • Episode:

    2 of 4

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 21 May 2019

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 21 2019 : Sat 18 May - Fri 24 May

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 08 May 2019

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Series overview

 

The ‘most spectacular’ British crime of the decade has been dramatised by acclaimed BAFTA winning screenwriter Jeff Pope.

 

Hatton Garden depicts the audacious jewellery, gold and cash burglary at the heart of London’s diamond district executed by an elderly gang of career criminals across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in April 2015.

 

Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award winner Timothy Spall OBE, Olivier award-winning actor Kenneth Cranham and BAFTA winner Brían F. O’Byrne play leading roles. Fellow distinguished actors David Hayman, Alex Norton, Geoff Bell join them to play the men responsible for the daring raid. Ian Puleston-Davies and Nasser Memarzia also star.

 

The 4 x 60-minute drama tells the story of how the men pulled off the heist which was considered in a class of its own in terms of scale and ambition, and the extraordinary level of planning, preparation and organisation required to penetrate the vault of the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Company. 

 

Co-written with Terry Winsor (Hot Money, Danielle Cable: Eyewitness, Essex Boys), and directed by Paul Whittington (Little Boy Blue, The Moorside, Cilla, Mrs Biggs), Hatton Garden shows how the gang meticulously planned the raid, the tensions amongst the group, the loss of livelihoods suffered by the box holders and the complex police operation that captured the gang.

 

Episode 2

 

After an eventful, stressful and agonisingly unsuccessful nights’ work, the Hatton Garden gang are all back at home, replaying their individual mistakes and failures from the night before. Reader’s number two, Perkins (Timothy Spall), tries to persuade ‘the master’ as Reader (Kenneth Cranham) calls himself, to go back in. The two men go back a long way, and Perkins tells Reader this is his last job. He badly needs it to be successful. Reader won’t be moved so, behind his back, Perkins rallies the team and they decide to try again. First they replace the broken air ram that failed on Thursday night, then they go back in. At the last moment Wood (Geoff Bell) cries off, leaving them two men short. 

 

Against the odds, they pull it off. Basil (Brían F. O’Byrne) and Jones (David Hayman) wriggle through the hole they’ve drilled into the vault and begin to funnel tray after tray of jewellery, cash and bullion to Perkins, who is left waiting on the outside. The night almost ends in disaster when Perkins, a diabetic, keels over. But they manage to revive him and get everything out. The haul is conservatively estimated at £14 million , but their plan to stash it at Collins’ (Alex Norton) house is thwarted by his wife being at home (two days earlier she had been away). They are forced to leave it in wheelie bins outside his house, lined up along with all the neighbours bins ready for collection. The haul is hidden in plain sight. But soon, Perkins reflects, Reader will find out about what has happened.

 

 

Cast

 

Terry Perkins - TIMOTHY SPALL

Brian Reader - KENNETH CRANHAM

Basil - BRÍAN F. O’BYRNE

Kenny Collins - ALEX NORTON

Danny Jones - DAVID HAYMAN

Carl Wood - GEOFF BELL

Mr Cyrus - NASSER MEMARZIA

WDC Laura McIntyre - T’NIA MILLER

Gary Stevenson - THOMAS COOMBES

Amira - AMIRA GHAZALLA

Ray Bilton - IAN PULESTON-DAVIES

DCI Jamie Day - TOM CHRISTIAN

Terri Perkins - LUCY THACKERAY

Sergeant Bill Rudd - KEVIN HARVEY

Machine Mart Assistant - TAUREAN STEELE

Surveillance Officer Roberts - ROCHENDA SANDALL

Choobin - NIMA TALEGHANI

John Curtis - WILLIAM ELY

Surveillance Officer Teale - KATIE MALES

Billy Lincoln - CHRISTOPHER FAIRBANK

GMG Operator - SALLY GREY

Shorty - GARY BEADLE

Collin’s Wife - MAGGIE BOURGEIN