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White Gold (BBC-2 2017, Ed Westwick, Joe Thomas)

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White Gold (BBC-2 2017, Ed Westwick, Joe Thomas)

White Gold is the story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent (Ed Westwick). Smart, handsome and cocksure, Vincent will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale. It’s a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries – alongside free-flowing drugs, cash and sex.

Ed Westwick says: “I am very excited to be stepping into the world of White Gold. It’s brilliantly crafted and very unique, a special piece. I’m sure a great road lies ahead and I couldn’t be in better company than with the BBC and Fudge Park.”

Shane Allen, Head of BBC Comedy Commissioning, says: “I’m delighted to be back in the ring with Damon as I absolutely adore his writing. These characters jump off the page and get you in a headlock. The story-telling combines raucous knockabout humour with a really powerful and emotionally engaging undertow.”

From BBC Press Release 1 Jul 2017… Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning confirms today that Damon Beesley’s White Gold from Fudge Park Productions will return for a second series, with Ed Westwick, Joe Thomas and James Buckley all donning their shiniest suits once more to continue their raucous exploits as Essex’s most notorious double glazing salesmen.

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning says: “Vincent Swan charms his way back on screen alongside this outstanding ensemble cast for another series. The reaction to the first series has been terrific, with an enormous audience boost from the iPlayer box set release. In series two, the swindles spread abroad to cover the Spanish timeshare apartment gold rush. Expect to see Ed Westwick in some tight swimming trunks.”

cast
Ed Westwick as Vincent
Joe Thomas as Lavender
James Buckley as Fitzpatrick
Lauren O’Rourke

key behind the scenes crew
Damon Beesley as Writer / Director
Caroline Leddy as Executive Producer
Iain Morris as Executive Producer
Simon Wilson as Executive Producer
Phil Gilbert as Producer

show type
Sitcom

broadcast from
Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 10.00pm
6×30 minute episodes

network and production companies
BBC Two – Fudge Park

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