In the picturesque market town of Thirsk, nestled in the rolling North Yorkshire countryside, ten law-abiding citizens are embarking on a journey into an extraordinary life of crime. They’ve been tipped off that a cash-in-transit van containing £250,000 will be left unattended for a short amount of time. If they can successfully plan and execute a heist and keep the quarter of a million pounds hidden from a crack team of Detectives for two weeks, it’s theirs to keep. But, as news of the crime sweeps the town, former Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Hill and former Detective Superintendent Ray Howard lead a team of police investigators who will stop at nothing to catch the thieves. Using modern policing techniques, they attempt to track down, arrest and charge those involved in the heist.
A total of 2950 hours of media shot.
184 hours being filmed a day.
A 16-day shoot.
Cut down into 6 x episodes(!) in a matter of 16 weeks…
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