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‘White Gold’ first look: ‘Inbetweeners’ stars reunite in new BBC Two comedy

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BBC Two has announced the commission of White Gold, a new comedy from The Inbetweeners co-creator Damon Beesley.

The six-part series will reunite The Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas (Fresh Meat) and James Buckley (Rock & Chips), alongside Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) and Lauren O’Rourke (This is England ’90).

White Gold tells the story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent. Smart, handsome and cocksure, Vincent will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale. It’s a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries – alongside free-flowing drugs, cash and sex.

Ed Westwick, who plays Vincent, commented: “I am very excited to be stepping into the world of White Gold. It’s brilliantly crafted and very unique, a special piece.”

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Writer and director Damon Beesley said: “I would like to thank the BBC and Shane Allen for giving us this glorious opportunity to recreate the Essex of my youth – a time before the invention of ‘Essex girls’ jokes, fake tan or TOWIE. A time when having double-glazed patio doors installed meant you were winning at life. It’s hugely exciting to work with such a talented, brilliant cast and quite frankly I can’t wait for shooting to start.”

Shane Allen, Head of BBC Comedy Commissioning added: “I’m delighted to be back in the ring with Damon as I absolutely adore his writing. These characters jump off the page and get you in a headlock. The story-telling combines raucous knockabout humour with a really powerful and emotionally engaging undertow.’”

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White Gold will film in Essex this autumn and will air on BBC Two next year.

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