Paul Englishby has recently recorded his score for the upcoming BBC mini-series The Great Train Robbery. The two-part movie written by Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Camelot) centers the most infamous heist in British history, involving the fleecing of the Royal Mail train in 1963 by a team of thieves that made off with millions of dollars. The first part, A Robber’s Tale, directed by Julian Jarrold (The Girl) and starring Luke Evans, Jack Roth, Neil Maskell, Paul Anderson, Martin Compston,Del Synnott and Jack Gordon tells the story from the robbers’ point of view. The second part, A Copper’s Tale, directed by James Strong (United, Broadchurch) and starring Jim Broadbent, Robert Glenister,Tom Chambers, Tim Pigott-Smith, Tom Beard, James Wilby and James Fox follows the detective charged with bringing the robbers to justice. Simon Heath and Chibnall are executive producing the project for World Productions and Polly Hill is executive producing for the BBC. Julia Stannard (United, The Awakening) serves as a producer. The Great Train Robbery will air later this year on BBC One to mark the 50th anniversary of the rails.
The composer whose previous feature scoring credits include An Education and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is also writing the music for the final two TV movies in writer/director David Hare’s The Worricker Trilogy. Bill Nighy returns as the British intelligence officer Johnny Worricker for parts two and three, entitled Turks & Caicos and Salting The Battlefield, along with Ralph Fiennes. They are joined by Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, Ewen Bremner, James Naughton, Dylan Baker and Zach Grenier. David Heyman (Harry Potter series, I Am Legend), David Barron (Hamlet, Jack Ryan) and Celia Duval are producing the films. Englishby has previously scored the first part in the trilogy, Page Eight, for which he received his first Emmy Award. No word yet on a premiere date for either film.