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Hatton Garden

  • Episode:

    4 of 4

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 23 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 4

 

A police surveillance team has found Collins (Alex Norton) through his white Mercedes, after it was captured on ANPR driving to and from Hatton Garden in the build-up to the raid – against Reader’s express instructions. For DCI Johnson (Jonah Russell) and his Flying Squad team it’s now just a question of following Collins and seeing where he leads them. And they don’t have to wait long. With Reader (Kenneth Cranham) putting Perkins (Timothy Spall) under pressure to cut him in on the haul, Perkins begrudgingly agrees to meet him, but when the older man overplays his hand, Perkins loses his temper and tells him he’s getting nothing. Police watch everything from a distance and even manage to video the meeting.

 

The gang are slowly destroying themselves from the inside, and their conversations and meetings are being bugged by the police. Perkins, worried about Reader trying to make a grab for the remaining loot, decides to break his own cardinal rule and bring the final divvy-up of the haul forward. His plan was to leave it for six months, by which time the police surveillance operation would be scaled down. But he distrusts Reader. This is now the moment the Flying Squad has been waiting for – the gang and the haul all in one place at the same time and they make their move to swoop in.

 

 

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