Some of the most famous and elaborate heists in the world have been executed in the UK. These programmes combine rare archive footage, high-end dramatic reconstructions and exclusive interviews with both the police and the criminals involved to provide a tantalising insight into a series of crimes that not only shook Britain, but also became notorious around the world.
The Great Train Robbery The most famous heist in the world told through the eyes of its mastermind, Bruce Reynolds who stole £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train in 1963. The Brink's Mat Robbery The story of the Brink's Mat Gold Bullion Robbery at Heathrow Airport in 1983 and the mystery of the missing gold. The Securitas Robbery Discover the story of the extreme lengths undertaken by criminals who stole over £50 million, but had to leave over £150 million behind. The Knightsbridge Safety Deposit Box Raid A mass raid on 120 safety deposit boxes in London's wealthy Knightsbridge in 1987 led to the loss of over £40 million worth of goods. The Millenium Dome Diamond Heist The police's successful prevention of the theft of £200 million worth of gems including the Millennium Star diamond from the Millennium Dome in 2000. The Security Express Robbery Criminal hard man Freddie Foreman recalls the theft of £7 million from the East London Security Express depot in 1983.