BBC crime thriller about major gold heist to 'return for second series'



BBC1 crime thriller The Gold is reportedly coming back for a second series.

The Gold, written by Neil Forsyth, aired on BBC One on February 12 and stars Hugh Bonneville, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Spencer, Sean Harris and Jack Lowden.

It follows the Brink's-Mat robbery in 1983, which occurred at the Heathrow International Trading Estate in London and was one of the biggest robberies in British history.

£26million (£112m in 2023) worth of gold bullion, diamonds and money was stolen from a warehouse operated by Brink's-Mat.

According to sources, the series - which airs the finale on Sunday - will be returning for a second season.

"This will be music to the ears of fans, some of whom have already seen all the episodes on iPlayer," the insider said.

The Gold
The Gold is reportedly coming back for a second season ( BBC/Tannadice Pictures/Sally Mais)

"Although every channel and streamer likes to revisit true crime stories, The Gold is one which seems to have captured people’s imagination."

They added to The Sun : "Now they’re going to explore even more characters involved in the original crime.”

Mirror have contacted the BBC for comment.

In the first series, criminals Kenneth Noye (played by Jack) and John "Goldfinger" Palmer (played by Tom) attempt to avoid getting caught by the police.

According to reports, the second season could be following Charlie Wilson's life - who was a member of the Great Train Robbery gang.

The Gold
The show follows one of the largest bank heists in British history ( BBC/Tannadice Pictures/Sally Mais)

He was involved in laundering money made from the sale of the gold. He ended up being murdered by gunshots on his Marbella doorstep in 1990.

The gang responsible for the heist gained access to the warehouse from security guard Anthony Black - who was complicit in the robbery.

When they got inside the warehouse, they poured petrol over the staff and threatened them in order to get the vault combination numbers.

Anthony was sentenced to six years for the robbery while Kenneth was sentenced to 14 years and was fined almost £1million.

Mick McAvoy was sentenced to 25 years while Michael Relton was jailed for 12 years. Gordon Parry was jailed for 10 years.

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