It was one of the biggest heists in British history. Back in April 2015, a group of elderly thieves stole millions of pounds worth of valuables from London's jewellery district - and now their story is set to be told in The Hatton Garden Heist, released on DVD 10th June 2019 from ITV Studios Home Entertainment.
Two well-mannered, smartly dressed elderly gentlemen are being shown around the notoriously impregnable vault at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in central London. These would-be clients are very courteous and are wearing suits so sharp you could cut your finger on them - but appearances can be deceptive. These well-groomed and seemingly sophisticated pensioners are in fact Brian Reader and Terry Perkins, a pair of ruthless career criminals. They are in the vault to scope it out in preparation for what would become known as the "crime of the decade".
The Hatton Garden robbery, an audacious heist in which a band of superannuated crooks stole jewellery and cash valued at an estimated £200m, caught the public imagination in April 2015. Over the Easter bank holiday weekend, the gang of criminals led by Reader drilled through the 50cm-thick wall of the vault and made off with the loot.
It is thought to be the largest burglary in English legal history. However, the crooks were unable to resist blabbing about their blag and they were soon arrested and convicted.
The engrossing four-part ITV series is co-written and co-executive produced by Jeff Pope (Little Boy Blue, Cilla) and Terry Windsor (Hot Money, Essex Boys) and directed by Paul Whittington (The Moorside, Mrs Biggs).
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