The acclaimed BBC drama “The Gold” is set to make a return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for its second series. Drawing inspiration from the true events of the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery, the critically praised factual drama delves into the prolonged chain of events that ensued.
The first series of “The Gold” premiered earlier this year on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, attracting an audience of 8.7 million for its inaugural episode. This placed it among the top five most-watched new dramas of the year in the UK across all platforms and channels.
The returning cast for the second series includes Hugh Bonneville as Brian Boyce, Charlotte Spencer as Nicki Jennings, Emun Elliott as Tony Brightwell, Tom Cullen as John Palmer, Stefanie Martini as Marnie Palmer, and Sam Spruell as Charlie Miller.
After the conviction of those involved in the Brink’s-Mat gold theft, the police, portrayed by Hugh Bonneville, Charlotte Spencer, and Emun Elliot, discover that the criminals only possessed half of the stolen gold. Series two delves into the fate of the remaining half and the criminal fortune it spawned. The narrative unfolds as a tense, high-stakes journey involving international money laundering and organised crime. The police embark on dramatic manhunts in their quest to solve the longest and most expensive investigation in the history of the Metropolitan Police.
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.”
Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama says: “We’re immensely proud to partner with Neil Forsyth and the team to continue the story of The Gold. Millions of viewers across the U.K. were enthralled with its gripping and confident exploration of the fallout from the notorious Brink’s-Mat robbery and, as we saw, there’s still so much more left for DCS Boyce and the team to uncover.”
The second series of “The Gold” (6×60’) was commissioned by Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, and is produced by Tannadice Pictures, a joint venture between Neil Forsyth and Objective Fiction, part of Objective Media Group, an All3Media Company, for the BBC. It is produced in association with All3Media International. Neil Forsyth, the writer of “Guilt” and “Eric, Ernie & Me,” is the writer and executive producer, while Patrick Harkins, known for “Tin Star” and “Guilt,” directs. Charlie Leech, the producer of “Bounty Hunters” and “Lovesick,” returns as the producer. Executive producers are Neil Forsyth and Ben Farrell for Tannadice Pictures, with Nick Lambon for the BBC.
Filming for “The Gold” series two is scheduled to commence in January, with further details and casting announcements to follow. All3Media International will handle distribution. Meanwhile, the first series of “The Gold” is available for streaming on BBC iPlayer.