Tuesday, August 29, 2023

"The Gold" on Paramount+

The new live-action BBC-produced TV miniseries “The Gold”, created and written by Neil Forsyth, stars Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Spencer, Tom Cullen, Emun Elliott, Sean Harris, Ellora Torchia and Stefanie Martini, streaming September 17, 2023 on Paramount+:

“..inspired by real-life events November 26, 1983, six armed men broke into the ‘Brink's-Mat’ security depot near London's ‘Heathrow Airport’ and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth tens of millions of dollars. 

“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…”

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