The Gold - Jack Lowden

The Gold – BBC release images and further casting for Brink’s-Mat drama

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Ruth Bradley and Peter Davison are joining the gold robbery tale. 

We last reported on The Gold when the show’s principal cast were announced back in April 2022.

The dramatization of the daring 1983 heist stars Hugh Bonneville along with Jack Lowden (Slow Horses), Dominic Cooper (Spy City) and Charlotte Spencer (The Living And The Dead). Joining them are Emun Elliott, Stefanie Martini, Sean Harris, Ellora Torchia and Tom Cullen.

The Gold - Emun Elliott and Charlotte Spencer

Written by Neil Forsyth (Guilt, Eric, Ernie & Me), the drama tells the story of the imfamous robbery and its legacy over six hour-long episodes.

Here’s the synopsis for The Gold:

On the 26th November 1983, six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport, and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m. What started as ‘a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery’ according to detectives at the time, became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft – at the time the biggest in global history – but for its wider legacy.

The Gold - Tom Cullen

The disposal of the bullion caused the birth of large-scale international money laundering, provided the dirty money that helped fuel the London Docklands property boom, united blue and white collar criminals and left controversy and murder in its wake.

The Gold - Emun Elliott, Hugh Bonneville and Charlotte Spencer

The show takes inspiration from extensive research and interviews. The BBC call it a “pulsating dramatization which takes a journey into a 1980s world awash with cheap money and loosened morals”. It promises to tell the extraordinary and epic story for the first time in its entirety.

Further casting

Now The Gold has announced further casting; Daniel Ings, James Nelson-Joyce, Sophia La Porta, Dorothy Atkinson, Adam Nagaitis, Hadley Fraser, Silas Carson and Sean Gilder all appear. Additionally, Nichola Burley, Amanda Drew, Sam Spruell, Frankie Wilson, Paul Thornley, Dan Li, Chris Coghill, Micah Balfour and Ruth Bradley. Plus, former Doctor Who star Peter Davison is in the cast too.

The show comes from Tannadice Pictures, the joint venture set up by Neil Forsyth and Objective Fiction. It’s part of Objective Media Group, an All3Media Company. The Gold is a co-production between them and VIS, Paramount’s international studio division. Its directors are Aneil Karia and Lawrence Gough.

The Gold is coming soon to BBC One and iPlayer in the UK. Globally, it’s a Paramount+ show.

We’ll keep you posted.