The Gold - Emun Elliott, Hugh Bonneville and Charlotte Spencer

The Gold series two announced by the BBC

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The compelling tale of the Brinks-Mat robbery and its aftermath continues. 

The Gold was one of the most fascinating dramas of 2023, looking at the infamous 1983 Brinks-Mat robbery.

The series chronicled how the loot was initially disposed of and the lengths the police went to catch those involved, scoring an impressive 8.7 million viewers for its first episode.

The Gold - Emun Elliott and Charlotte Spencer
The Gold – Emun Elliott and Charlotte Spencer (c) BBC

Now, the BBC have confirmed that a second series will continue the story…

Following the conviction of some of those involved in the theft and handling of the Brink’s-Mat gold, the police realised that those criminals only ever had half of it. Series two explores what happened to the other half, and the criminal fortune it created. As the police investigation continues, it becomes a tense, high-stakes journey into international money laundering and organised crime, while the police embark on dramatic manhunts as they desperately try to solve the longest and most expensive investigation in the history of the Metropolitan Police.

The show’s returning cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Charlotte Spencer, Emun Elliott, Tom Cullen, Stefanie Martini and Sam Spruell.

Writer and Executive Producer, Neil Forsyth says:

“I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to tell the rest of the Brink’s-Mat story, which sees the consequences of the robbery and its aftermath grow only more surprising, dramatic and far-reaching, both in Britain and around the world.”

The show comes from Tannadice Pictures for the BBC. It is written by Neil Forsyth (Guilt) and directed by Patrick Harkins, with Charlie Leech returning as producer. Executive producers are Neil Forsyth and Ben Farrell for Tannadice Pictures, with Nick Lambon for the BBC.

Filming on The Gold series two begins in January. Further information and casting will be announced in due course.

Meanwhile, you can still catch the first series of The Gold on BBC iPlayer, or internationally on Paramount+.