NEALA JOHNSON OUT OF THE BOX
MRS BIGGS, Channel 7, 9.30pm
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.