This action-packed crime series takes a step by step journey through Britain's most renowned robberies. Can bank robbers and diamond busters get away with the prefect crime? Each programme explores what happened across a selection of Britain's biggest heists and asks the crucial question; could they have really pulled it off and escaped with the cash?
Runtime: 60 minutes
Britain's Biggest Heists - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (film) - Netflix
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square is a 1979 British heist film directed by Ralph Thomas, written by Guy Elmes and starring Richard Jordan, Oliver Tobias, and David Niven subtitled “based on one of the biggest robberies in London”. The film takes its name from the 1940 published song “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”. Ralph Thomas later said the film “had quite a superb cast” and “he was really quite fond” of the movie “but I didn't do it as well as I should have done because by the time we started it David was already sick, and so we had to do the best we could as quickly as we could and it didn't come off as I'd hoped. But it was still a fun film and we enjoyed making it.”
Britain's Biggest Heists - Plot summary - Netflix
Pinky (Jordan) is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but takes a job as a maintenance man at a large bank, which gives him a lot of undue attention from “Ivan the Terrible” (Niven), the local hoodlum. By using Pinky, Ivan hopes to rob the bank and Pinky starts to liken to the idea of going back to his old ways.