British Villains

In 1963, a multimillion-dollar heist forever changed England’s history. The thieves called the job the train, the papers called it the Great Train Robbery, and the police called it the crime of the century. Since then, there have been books, articles, movies, plays, even tours of the site where the robbery took place. But how the villains pulled it off—now that’s a story that’s never been told. At least not the way host William Green tells it, because he has access to perhaps the last surviving man who may or may not have been involved: His dad.

00:27:22 2022-08-10
They’ve got an airtight plan, the tools, the uniforms, the muscle, they’ve even brought their own train driver. Now, it’s time to see if they have what it really takes to do what no other British crew has done before - steal the Queen’s train and ...
00:21:44 2022-08-03
To pull off the crime of the century, you need one hell of a plan. And to pull off one hell of a plan, you need a crew of villains who can follow it to a tee.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/li...
00:27:33 2022-07-27
Turns out that stopping a speeding train might not be as easy as Bruce Reynolds first thought. Bruce reluctantly agrees to recruit some small-time villains who happened to have some experience robbing from trains - introducing the South Coast Raiders, and...
00:32:08 2022-07-20
While mixing with the who’s who of London’s West End, Bruce Reynolds begins to assemble the crew who will one day rob a train. But first, there’s the little matter of an airport, an armored car, two modified Jaguars, a large box of cash, and some wa...
00:25:55 2022-07-13
During the war, everyone was on the hustle, a little bit of this and a little of that was the preferred plan for surviving the streets of South London, but as he 1950s beckoned and the city recovered from the war, not everyone was ready to leave their hus...
00:27:07 2022-07-06
London is a bombed out city and poor neighborhoods have been left flatten and desolate, but we meet some young street hooligans determined that the limitations of war will not get in the way of their future success.  Learn more about your ad-choices at ...
00:01:31 2022-06-30
In the U.S. you have gangsters. In England, we have “villains.” And in the summer of 1963, over in South London, there were whispers that something big was in the works … something that would leave a defining mark on not only British crime history, ...