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Hugh Bonneville and Dominic Cooper star in the first trailer for The Gold, a true crime series about Britain's biggest-ever gold heist.
"We're looking for six robbers and three tonnes of gold," says Bonneville's character, the infamous Brink's-Mat robbery of 1983. Later in the trailer, we see Cooper's character relaxing in a luxury villa somewhere much sunnier than London, suggesting he is most probably playing one of the robbers.
The six-part drama's cast also includes Jack Lowden (Slow Horses), Charlotte Spencer (Sanditon), Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey), Emun Elliott (The Rig), Sean Harris (Endeavour), Ellora Torchia (BBC America's The Split), Stefanie Martini (The Last Kingdom), and former Doctor Who star Peter Davison.
The Brink's-Mat Robbery remains notorious not just because so much gold was stolen, but also because it was kind of a fluke. When six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport on November 26, 1983, they were expecting to steal around £3.2 million ($4.0 million) in cash. But they actually stumbled on around £26 million ($32 million) in gold bullion, diamonds, and cash, making their robbery the largest in world history at the time.
The Gold is directed by Aneil Karia, who won an Oscar for The Long Goodbye, the short film he made with Riz Ahmed, and Lawrence Gough, who has directed several episodes of Doctor Who. Neil Forsyth (Guilt) has written the series, a co-production between the BBC and Paramount+. Premiere dates have yet to be announced, so watch this space.
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