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BBC Renews Hit Drama ‘The Gold’ For Season 2

Factual drama is inspired by the true story of the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery

by Dave Elliott

BBC Renews Hit Drama ‘The Gold’ For Season 2

The BBC is chasing more of The Gold, as they announce a 2nd Season renewal for the factual drama inspired by the true story of the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery, starring Hugh Bonneville.

The critically acclaimed drama is inspired by the true story of the robbery and the decades-long chain of events that followed. 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. Season 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 returning cast for season two includes Hugh Bonneville (Brian Boyce), Charlotte Spencer (Nicki Jennings), Emun Elliott (Tony Brightwell), Tom Cullen (John Palmer), Stefanie Martini (Marnie Palmer) and Sam Spruell (Charlie Miller).

“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,” said Writer and Executive Producer, Neil Forsyth.

Season one of ‘The Gold’ launched on BBC One and BBC iPlayer earlier this year to 8.7 million viewers for its first episode, placing it in the UK’s top five most-watched new dramas of the year so far across all platforms and channels.

‘The Gold’ season two was commissioned by Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama and is produced by Tannadice Pictures, the joint venture set up by Neil Forsyth and Objective Fiction, part of Objective Media Group, an All3Media Company, for the BBC. It is produced in association with All3Media International. It is written by Neil Forsyth (Guilt, Eric, Ernie & Me), directed by Patrick Harkins (Tin Star, Guilt) with Charlie Leech (Bounty Hunters, Lovesick) returning as producer. Executive producers are Neil Forsyth and Ben Farrell for Tannadice Pictures, with Nick Lambon for the BBC.

“We’re immensely proud to partner with Neil Forsyth and the team to continue the story of The Gold,” adds Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama. “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.”

Filming on ‘The Gold‘ Season 2 will begin in January 2024, so does not yet have a premiere date. If you want to keep track of this or any of the shows, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when the next season gets a UK premiere date.

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