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Old 16th Aug 2017, 5:30 pm   #73
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Default Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (not anachronisms)

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Originally Posted by dave walsh View Post
Yes that's what I said Andrew only she recognised it as well. One travelled as in the boot of her car from Bury to Sussex . The story line [ie SW enthusiast picks up bank robber transmissions] is based on a real case. In fact it was the subject of a documentary [CH4?]. The radio enthusiast was interviewed but he was nothing like the eccentric character they showed to match the steretype]. I think the police investigated but the robbery went ahead!
Looking back, the events were "The Baker Street Robbery" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Street_robbery

and there was a movie made of this plotline some years back.

"The Bank Job" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bank_Job
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