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Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan: Episode guide

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The eight-part docu-series is hosted by legendary actor Pierce Brosnan and features leading criminologists, journalists, criminals, police, and historians alongside premium reconstructions and detailed CGI to create an in-depth investigation into each heist.

Each one-hour episode of Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan uncovers the meticulous planning, daring execution and shocking aftermath behind some of the most elaborate real-life heists in history including London’s Baker Street Bank burglary, the notorious Lufthansa Heist of New York, the half-billion-dollar Gardner Museum art theft, the Antwerp Belgium Diamond Heist, and others.

Ep 1 - The Baker Street Bank Burglary (Monday 1st May at 10pm)

Enterprising thieves tunnel underneath and up into the vault of a Lloyds Bank branch in London. When an amateur radio enthusiast intercepts their walkie-talkie chatter, they find themselves in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with Scotland Yard. The heist was made into a movie starring Jason Statham called The Bank Job The episode features insight from Dr Emmeline Taylor(Professor of Criminology at City University) and Ben Ando (former broadcaster and journalist)

Ep 2 - The Antwerp Diamond Heist (Monday 8th May at 10pm)

An elite crew of Italian thieves targets the vault of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. After 27 months of planning, they execute their ambitious and intricate plan and make off with more than $100 million in diamonds, gems, and cash.

Ep 3 - The Pierre Hotel Robbery (Monday 15th May at 10pm)

A duo of highly skilled thieves who specialise in hotel jobs goes after the biggest target of their careers: New York's famed Pierre Hotel. With a plan timed down to the minute, the team takes over the 41-story hotel, getting into the lobby vault and its hundreds of safe deposit boxes.

Ep 4 – The Lufthansa Heist (Monday 22nd May at 10pm)

A mafia crew with insider knowledge attempts the most lucrative airline heist in history at JFK International Airport. Made famous by the film Goodfellas, its aftermath saw those associated with the crime disappearing…and dying.

Ep 5 – The United California Bank Job (Monday 29th May at 10pm)

A mob-connected heist crew the FBI described as "the best ever" takes down a Southern California bank in 1972, getting away with millions in cash allegedly linked to President Richard Nixon. The 2019 film starring Vikings star Travis Fimmel - Finding Steve McQueen - was loosely based on the United California bank job.

Ep 6 - The Museum of Natural History Heist (Monday 5th June at 10pm)

Surfers by day, cat burglars by night, this trio of thieves are in New York to steal the priceless jewels at the American Museum of Natural History. Their plan has them creeping along the museum ledge, 125 feet above the streets of Manhattan, willing to risk their lives to get away with millions. The heist was made into a 1975 movie starring Robert Conrad and Jack Stroudcalled Murph the Surf.

Ep 7 - The Dunbar Armored Depot Heist (Monday 12th June at 10pm)

An armoured-car depot employee uses his insider knowledge to plan a heist that could net him, and the long-time friends he recruits, more than $18 million in cash.

Ep 8 – The Gardner Museum Heist (Monday 19th June at 10pm)

Two thieves dressed as police officers make off with a half-billion dollars' worth of world-class artwork from a Boston Museum. Although the paintings are still missing, numerous suspects turn up…dead.