ALL we gotta do is push the cabinet over,” yelled Terry. “Are you stupid or sommat?” replied Brian. ITV’s drama series Hatton Garden was starting to sound a bit like comedy caper The Italian Job. At any moment someone was going to shout: “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off,” then have a chase in a Mini Cooper. This four-parter about the Hatton Garden heist of Easter weekend 2015 has been entertaining me all week. Partly dramatic, partly hilarious, it was like a poor man’s version of Ocean’s Eleven. That is, if you replaced George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon with a few old Cockney codgers moaning about their arthritis. Instead of sharp suits and shades, there were tracksuit bottoms and flat caps. Only in Britain would a wheezing gang of elderly career criminals (nearly) pull off the crime of the century. Breaking into the vault at an underground safe deposit in London’s jewellery quarter … [Read more...] about ‘ITV’s Hatton Garden is a jewel of a heist drama’
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The gang is said to have gotten away with £14million worth of jewellery and cash in a daring raid on a safe deposit vault in Hatton Garden in April 2015. The police though were quickly on their trail. Here’s what happened to those who took part. Where are the Hatton Garden robbers? Most of the gang, who had become known as the “diamond wheezers” due to their average age being 63, were put on trial in 2016. Michael Seed Seed, 58, is thought to have been the ringleader of the gang and simply known as ‘Basil’ by the others. He managed to evade being caught for three years despite living in a council house in Islington, less than two miles away from the robbery. Seed was eventually caught in 2018. Police are believed to have identified Seed in November 2015 but waited until March 2018 to arrest him when they could catch him red-handed. He became the tenth person to be convicted in connection with the heist in March 2019 when he was sentenced to ten … [Read more...] about Where are the Hatton Garden robbers now?
Hatton Garden finally airs on ITV this week, with the story of the 2015 robbery coming to the small-screen after two false starts. The four-part drama tells the story of the Hatton Garden robbery in April 2015, when a group of elderly men broke into safes and stole contents totally millions of pounds. Written by Jeff Pope, the cast includes well-known actors including Timothy Spall and David Hayman. Here’s what you need to know… What is it all about? Based on the true story of the high-profile heist, Hatton Garden dramatized the pensioners’ plans in gaining access to the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd premises before drilling through to get to the boxes full of precious cargo. It took a couple of attempts but the gang made away with a hefty sum in cash, diamonds and other jewels after a trip to a hardware store, minus ringleader Brian Reader. Who is in the cast? Harry Potter star Timothy Spall stars as Terry Perkins. Perkins, who suffered … [Read more...] about What you need to know about ITV drama Hatton Garden
Pity the daughter. Even she underestimated her father. Hatton Garden begins with a scene in a terraced house with an uninspiring fruitbowl on the table and a news story about Ed Miliband on the radio. The lighting is grey and a woman is nagging her dad about how he shouldn’t be going out drinking, especially not with his friend who makes him stressed out. She could never have guessed the real reason for Terry Perkins’s high blood pressure — he was about to pull off one of the largest robberies in British history. The Hatton Garden heist of Easter 2015 has already inspired three films and a bounty of conspiracy theories. Surely it’s only a matter of time before Hatton Garden: The Musical, Diamonds Are Forever. When £14 million of jewellery and cash was taken from the safe deposit company, names of international criminal networks were thrown around — could it have been the work of the Balkans-based Pink Panther gang, or a real life Ocean’s … [Read more...] about Hatton Garden: How to pull off an audacious heist
Timothy Spall stars in a new four-part TV series about the audacious Hatton Garden robbery, writes Laura Harding.Few crimes in modern times have captured the public imagination like the audacious burglary of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company. The heist in 2015, dubbed “the largest burglary in English legal history” saw an unlikely gang of elderly London robbers pull off a bold jewellery raid worth at least £14 million in the English capital’s diamond district after drilling a hole into the wall of an underground vault.The crime has already been the subject of three films, and now it’s getting the small-screen treatment with the four-part ITV drama Hatton Garden, starring Timothy Spall.“I remember at the time there was a perceived wisdom that it must have been some kind of international group or something,” Spall says in a break between takes on the set of the production, “a very sophisticated group of people.“When you saw those … [Read more...] about Hatton Gardens: Last act of old-school villainy