Airdate: The Gold

UK drama is based on 1983 events when six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m.

UK drama The Gold, commissioned in partnership with Paramount and the BBC, will premiere in Australia in September.

Created and written by Neil Forsyth (Guilt), the show’s cast includes Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington 1 and 2), alongside Dominic Cooper (The Preacher, The Devil’s Double), Jack Lowden (Small Axe: Mangrove, Slow Horses), Charlotte Spencer (The Duke, Cinderella), Tom Cullen (Becoming Elizabeth, Black Mirror), Emun Elliott (Guilt, Old), Sean Harris (Southcliffe, Mission: Impossible), Ellora Torchia (Ali and Ava, Midsommar), Stefanie Martini (Prime Suspect, The Last Kingdom), Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie, Lovesick) and Adam Nagaitis (Red Rose, Chernobyl).

The Gold is inspired by the real-life events that took place on November 26, 1983, when six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m. According to detectives, what started as a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery became a seminal event in British criminal history that’s remarkable not only for the scale of the theft, at the time the biggest in world history, but for its wider legacy. 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. 

Co-produced by Tannadice Pictures, an Objective Fiction partner, and Paramount Television International Studios, The Gold provides a pulsating dramatisation of this extraordinary and epic story for the first time.

The Gold first premiered in the UK on the BBC, where it received widespread acclaim and became one of the UK’s biggest new dramas of the year so far.

All episodes Thursday, 14 September on Paramount+.

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