NEALA JOHN­SON OUT OF THE BOX

MRS BIGGS, Chan­nel 7, 9.30pm

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Sundayapril -

DOWNTON Abbey a bit too old-school? Fast for­ward to Bri­tain in the 1960s, where a cad­dish geezer named Ron­nie (Daniel Mays) meets nice girl Charmian (Sheri­dan Smith). ‘‘ She’s a bit of class,’’ he tells his mates, ‘‘ I’m goin’ up in the world.’’ But it’s Charmian who’s goin’ down— Ron­nie is Ron­ald Arthur Biggs, fu­ture in­fa­mous crim­i­nal and part of the Great Train Rob­bery. First in a five-part se­ries, this episode moves at pace and with great at­ten­tion to pe­riod de­tail, wrench­ing Charmian away from her right­eous fa­ther and into Ron­nie’s crooked world. At episode’s end, that ‘‘ job’’ is about to go down. All aboard.

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