‘The Gold’ reveals trailer and release date for ‘Downton’ star’s heist drama

The BBC has unveiled a full-length trailer for The Gold!

Inspired by the true story of the Brink’s-Mat robbery in 1983, the upcoming mini-series comes from the creator of Guilt.

The Gold dramatises ‘the crime of the century’ and the decades-long chain of events that followed.

Watch the trailer here:

This new 60-second preview follows our first glimpse at the series last month.

Inspired by extensive research and interviews with some of those involved in the events, The Gold is described by the BBC as “a pulsating dramatisation which takes a journey into a 1980s world awash with cheap money and loosened morals to tell this extraordinary and epic story for the first time in its entirety.”

When’s the release date?

The Gold will premiere in the UK on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 12th February.

All six episodes will be streaming on BBC iPlayer as a box set from Sunday night.

It’ll then launch in the US on Paramount+ later this year.

Who’s in it?

The show’s 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), and Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey).

It’s now been announced that they’ll also be joined by original All Creatures Great and Small star Peter Davison, who you’ll recognise more recently from ITV’s The Larkins.

Here’s the complete list of characters and who plays them:

Brian Boyce – Hugh Bonneville
Nikki Jennings – Charlotte Spencer
Tony Brightwell – Emun Elliott
Kenneth Noye – Jack Lowden
Edwyn Cooper – Dominic Cooper
John Palmer – Tom Cullen
Marnie Palmer – Stefanie Martini
Gordon Parry – Sean Harris
Micky McAvoy – Adam Nagaitis
Archie Osbourne – Daniel Ings
Isabelle Cooper – Ruth Bradley
Brenda Noye – Nichola Burley
Sienna Rose – Ellora Torchia
Assistant Commissioner Gordon Stewart – Peter Davison
CS Cath McClean – Amanda Drew
AI – Anil Desai
DCI John Fordham – Hadley Fraser
DI Neville Carter – Sean Gilder
Jackie McAvoy – Lily Knight
Garth Chappell – Robin Laing
Jeannie Savage – Dorothy Atkinson
Neil Murphy – Chris Coghill
Matteo Constantino – Vernon Dobcheff
Max Goodman – Paul Thornley
Brian Reader – James Nelson Joyce
Kathleen Meacock – Sophia La Porta
Freemason Julian – Martin Carroll
Santiago – Anton Antoniadis
Senesie – Deenie Davies
Billy Jennings – Danny Webb
Brian Robinson – Frankie Wilson
Harry Bowman – Silas Carson

The official synopsis for The Gold reads: “On the 26 November 1983, six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport, and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m.

“What started as ‘a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery’ according to detectives at the time, became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft, at the time the biggest in world history, but for its wider legacy.

“The disposal of the bullion caused the birth of large-scale international money laundering, provided the dirty money that helped fuel the London Docklands property boom, united blue and white collar criminals and left controversy and murder in its wake.”

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville published a memoir about his life recently.

Playing Under the Piano: From Downton to Darkest Peru is available on Amazon.