ITV’s true crime drama Hatton Garden got off to a shaky start as fans complained it was “slow” and hard to hear – but the show won viewers over with a dramatic finale that saw the police close in on the burglars just as they gathered to divvy up their loot.
Many were also surprised to spot a familiar face on the police surveillance team: none other than Line of Duty’s Lisa McQueen, who seems to have graduated from a life of crime to a new job in the Metropolitan police. Actress Rochenda Sandall, who starred in Line of Duty series five, filmed her Hatton Garden role ages ago as “Surveillance Officer Roberts”.
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The four-part drama, which aired across the week, left viewers impressed:
I enjoyed that after the first rather slow episode. Glad I stuck with it.#HattonGarden
— pollyk (@joy9kat) May 23, 2019
Great to see Barry and Moxey on screen together too!! ????
— Steve Lutwyche (@stevelutwyche) May 23, 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed #HattonGarden, a good crime caper. I can't believe they old gits actually thought they'd get away with it! ????????♂️????
— Jason (@jasond1988) May 23, 2019
— Tom Stewart (@SamWTotter) May 23, 2019
There were also some great performances from Timothy Spall (as Terry Perkins) and Kenneth Cranham (as Brian Reader):
#HattonGarden. If Timothy spall doesn’t get a best actor bafta il streak down my (very posh) street !!!!
— Let It Be (@LetItBe96222402) May 23, 2019
Incandescent performances from Timothy Spall and Kenneth Cranham. Magic.
— Michael Tyne (@mtynebooks) May 23, 2019
But the biggest surprise was the appearance of Line of Duty star Rochenda Sandall in a minor – but important – role:
— anne hewson (@AnneHewson) May 23, 2019
— Innocent Bystander (@PaulWW66) May 23, 2019
So Lisa McQueen is on surveillance for the #HattonGarden robbers. Could get nasty. I'd hand yourself in boys…
— Paul Berry (@paulberry2303) May 23, 2019
Hatton Garden is available on ITV Hub now