1957:-Teen-aged Charmian Powell has a stultifying home life, dominated by her stern,headmaster father so that when she meets the charming, older Ronnie Biggs - a man with a criminal past - on a train she sees a means of escape from her family background. Ronnie persuades her to steal two hundred pounds from the bullion firm for which she works, which they use to elope to the South Coast. However they are caught and Ronnie goes back to prison whilst Charmian receives a suspended sentence. On his release they marry and have two children, Ronnie vowing to go straight and resume his job as a carpenter. But finances are tight and Ronnie's friend Bruce Reynolds comes up with a tempting, highly illegal proposition.
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When the village constable rides up to Charmian Powell's house, parked outside is a black Morris Minor registered number CTD 270J, J registration plates were issued in the UK to cars registered in 1970. This scene is set in 1957. See more