Hugh Bonneville and Dominic Cooper to star in BBC drama The Gold

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Hugh Bonneville is among a star-studded cast who will appear in new BBC One drama The Gold credit:Bang Showbiz
Hugh Bonneville is among a star-studded cast who will appear in new BBC One drama The Gold credit:Bang Showbiz

Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden, Dominic Cooper and Charlotte Spencer are to star in new BBC One drama 'The Gold'.

The drama will tell the story of the infamous break in at the Brink's-Mat security depot near London's Heathrow Airport in November 1983, when six men inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26 million.

The theft was the biggest in world history at the time, and the disposal of the money resulted in the birth of large-scale international money laundering.

'The Gold' is inspired by extensive research and interviews with some of those involved in the events.

Tom Cullen, Emun Elliott, Sean Harris, Ellora Torchia and Stefanie Martini will also star in the six-part series.

Tommy Bulfin, BBC Commissioning Editor, said: "The fact that we have assembled such a talented and exciting ensemble cast is testament to Neil’s incisive interrogation of one of the most infamous robberies in British history and the remarkable events which came in its wake.

"And to have the brilliant Aneil Karia join fresh from his Oscar win is the icing on the cake.

"The BBC One audience are in for a real treat when this hits the screen."

Ben Farrell, Executive Producer, said: "Tannadice Pictures are excited to be working on their debut drama with such an incredible ensemble cast alongside the BBC and Paramount+ to tell, for the first time, the full, immersive, thrilling story of the Brink’s-Mat gold crime."

The series will premiere in the UK on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and then be made available on Paramount+ in the US and all international markets where the service is available.

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