‘The Gold’ Episode 4 recap: ‘Vengeance Is Easy, Justice Is Hard’

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 fourth episode, ‘Vengeance Is Easy, Justice Is Hard’, which is streaming on BBC iPlayer now and premieres on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 5th March 2023:

The Brink’s-Mat Task Force are devastated by John Fordham’s (Hadley Fraser) death and resolve to catch everyone involved in the Brink’s-Mat criminal network.

Boyce (Hugh Bonneville) is under pressure to ensure Noye (Jack Lowden) is convicted of murder.

Palmer (Tom Cullen) went to Tenerife on holiday with his family just before his attempted arrest. He learns the police want to speak to him and publicly states his innocence in a television interview.

Following the arrests of the other members of the Gold Chain, Cooper (Dominic Cooper) and Parry (Sean Harris) successfully move the remaining criminal proceeds from Switzerland to Liechtenstein.

Needing someone to transport more money, they ask Parry’s associate Keith Potts (Micah Balfour), but Potts gets caught at the border with the cash.

Jennings (Charlotte Spencer) and Brightwell (Emun Elliott) discover that every £50 note connected with Brink’s-Mat proceeds starts with the serial number A24.

At his trial Noye convinces the jury of his innocence and is found not guilty. Boyce immediately arrests Noye for conspiracy to handle stolen goods.

The pressure is on the police to find enough evidence for a conviction.

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