TO RIO AND BACK - Ronnie Biggs - The Great Train robbers
Uk comedian Adrian Doughty tells us of the crazy day the phone went and a voice on the phone asked if he could put what was to be billed as the first and last public appearance of the now infamous Ronnie Biggs.
It should be noted that the UK Comedian is in know way glamorizing crime it is our opinion as the years past such historic events will be like our cowboys and Indians , Dick Turpin and many other colorful characters of our time.
But for now i can report that in June 2010 although unable to walk ,talk, as a result of several strokes , Hidden behind the weak now elderly older statesmen of the underworld, still had all of the spirit and heart of a lion with brain as sharp as a razor , It was not hard to see how a spirit such as this was to evade the authorities for some forty odd years , It is well documented over the years that his original escape over the wall from Wandsworth prison into the back of a removal van , Like all dramatic stories it is alleged that as the rope ladder hang precariously over the wall , It didn't take long before a couple of chances cons took there dash of opportunity to scale the wall . which was all very well until they had to fit into the small 1960 mini car to complete there escape ,
However on Sunday evening August bank holiday 2010 several hundred folk ranging from everyday members of the public , To some of what have now become house hold names such as , from the recent successful film Mr Nice following on from his best selling book, Mr Dave Courtney OBE who in truth was the driving force behind the event was quick to point out there should be one more night out for who to me is a great man , After all he is the one that got away!
Get away he did , although the
ITV Great Train Robbery