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Great Train Robbery drama tops Wednesday with 5.2 million

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BBC One drama The Great Train Robbery topped Wednesday's ratings, according to overnight figures.

Chris Chibnall's first of a two-parter - aired on the night of real-life robber Ronnie Biggs's death - attracted 5.23 million (23.2%) at 8pm. Later, a repeat of Mrs Brown's Boys amused 4.89m (21.5%) at 9.30pm.

The Great Train Robbery: Luke Evans as Bruce Reynolds

© BBC / World Productions/Robert Viglasky

Luke Evans in The Great Train Robbery


On BBC Two, Wartime Farm appealed to 1.39m (6.8%) at 7pm, followed by Food and Drink with 1.39m (6.8%) at 8pm. Tudor Monastery Farm gathered 1.51m (6.6%) at 9pm.

ITV's Surprise, Surprise entertained 4.06m (18.3%) at 8pm (230k/1.0% on +1). The second part of Lucan dropped around 1.2m from last week to 2.66m (12.1%) at 9pm (312k/1.9%).

On Channel 4, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners intrigued 1.21m (5.4%) at 8pm (149k/0.6%). 24 Hours in A&E attracted 2.15m (9.4%) at 9pm (310k/1.7%), while the latest Gogglebox was up to 2.05m (11.0%) at 10pm (238k/2.3%).

Channel 5's Excessive Compulsive Collectors fascinated 404k (1.8%) at 8pm, while Britain's Craziest Christmas Lights was seen by 1.35m (5.9%) at 9pm (112k/0.6%).

On BBC Three, Jack Whitehall's Backchat tickled 544k (2.9%) at 10pm.

Sky Atlantic's final part of The Tunnel thrilled 267k (1.2%) at 9pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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