Hot Money is a fictionalised account of a real-life case involving a trio of cleaners at the Bank of England’s incinerating plant. They plan to steal thousands of pounds of old banknotes – by stashing them in their knickers and bras. Caroline Quentin leads the pack as Brigit, with Liz (Melanie Hill) and Jackie (Georgia MacKenzie) her partners in crime. Can the unlikely crooks succeed in making the biggest cash withdrawal of their lives?
Memorable moment: The tense scene where Brigit and co frantically stuff the cash into their undies, and try not to get caught.
Trivia: One of Caroline Quentin’s early performances was in the chorus of the original cast of Les Misérables in 1985. She was famously married to comedian Paul Merton for eight years, before they divorced in 1998.
Caroline Quentin as Bridget Watmore
Gerard Horan as Don Watmore
Christine Ellerbeck as Mrs. Riddell
Georgia Mackenzie as Jackie Haggar
Shaun Curry as Mr. Glover
Melanie Hill as Liz Hoodless
Jay Simpson as Barry Weller
Dickon Tolson as Sean
Kate Williams as Molly Stern
Cliff Parisi as Bob Hoodless
Joan Hodges as Irene Haggar
Josie Kidd as Nancy Weller
Terry Bird as 1st Constable
Michael Jayes as Ralph Barnett-Leigh
Melissa Lloyd as DS Sally Markham
Writers: Neil McKay, Terry Windsor
Play: John Mister
Producer: Jeremy Phillips
Director: Terry Windsor
Duration: 1×100 minute episode
Aired From: 12 December 2001