‘The Gold’ Episode 2 recap: ‘There’s Something Going On In Kent’

BBC One’s new real-life heist drama The Gold continued in the UK tonight!

From the creator of Guilt, the six-part mini-series dramatises the true story of ‘the crime of the century’ and the decades-long chain of events that followed the Brink’s-Mat robbery in 1983.

Watch the trailer here:

The impressive ensemble cast includes Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Charlotte Spencer (Sanditon), Jack Lowden (Benediction), Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!), Emun Elliott (The Paradise), Sean Harris (Southcliffe), Stefanie Martini (The Last Kingdom), Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey), and Peter Davison (The Larkins).

The Gold will be released internationally on Paramount+ later this year.

Here’s a plot recap for the second episode, ‘There’s Something Going On In Kent’, which is streaming on BBC iPlayer now and premieres on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 19th February 2023:

Noye (Jack Lowden) and Palmer (Tom Cullen) put together a Gold Chain, to smelt the Brink’s-Mat gold and sell it back into the market. The profits are given to Cooper (Dominic Cooper) and Parry (Sean Harris) to launder.

The imprisoned robber McAvoy (Adam Nagaitis) demands houses be bought for both his wife and his girlfriend, but Cooper prophesises that it could be a mistake.

DCI Brian Boyce (Hugh Bonneville) suggests HM Customs and Excise might be able to help. At Customs, Archie Osborne (Daniel Ings) tells Jennings (Charlotte Spencer) and Brightwell (Emun Elliott) to visit Hatton Garden and ask if anyone has bought a smelter for cash. They have a breakthrough.

A smelter has been bought for cash and is being collected from the factory. Jennings and Brightwell stake it out and follow the Rolls Royce to Kent, where they lose it in West Kingsdown.

A few days later, staking out the area, Brightwell spots Brian Reader (James Nelson-Joyce), a known criminal.

Looking into the original suspected robbers, the police are given Noye’s name. They learn he lives in West Kingsdown and recently made a suspicious gold purchase.

They now have a name for the Gold Chain.

Both seasons of Guilt are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.