White Gold. Image shows from L to R: Brian Fitzpatrick (James Buckley), Vincent Swan (Ed Westwick), Martin Lavender (Joe Thomas). Copyright: Fudge Park
White Gold

White Gold

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2017 - 2019
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Comedy series from the co-writer of The Inbetweeners about double-glazing salesmen in Essex. Stars Ed Westwick, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Lauren O'Rourke, Linzey Cocker and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1

White Gold. Image shows from L to R: Natalie Swan (Charlee-Lou Borthwick), Vincent Swan (Ed Westwick), Sam Swan (Linzey Cocker), Robbie Swan (Bobby Smalldridge). Copyright: Fudge Park
1985. Eight months have passed since Vincent Swan - Essex's premier and most amoral double glazing salesman - teamed up with gangster Ronnie and forced his boss Walshy to sell Cachet Windows to them for a measly pound coin.

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1985. Eight months have passed since Vincent Swan - Essex's premier and most amoral double glazing salesman - teamed up with gangster Ronnie and forced his boss Walshy to sell Cachet Windows to them for a measly pound coin.

But after a brief honeymoon period, it turns out having a massively dangerous and violent criminal for a boss isn't that much fun. And this isn't helped by the fact that Vincent owes Ronnie £50,000.

Still, Vincent's got the massive house and middle-class lifestyle he'd always wanted to give his wife Sam. Sam wants to keep it that way, too - but when the Swan's snooty neighbours sign a contract for a brand new conservatory made by - of course - Cachet Windows, alarm bells start to ring.

Back at Cachet, disillusioned salesman Lavenderis trying to finally take control of his career, while Fitzpatrick is left to pick up the pieces when his wife leaves him for her aerobics instructor, while he spends his evenings locked in the garden shed.

But at least business is booming - or it is just before a new rival salesman appears, ripping it up around town and stealing most of Cachet's business. The team eventually discover it's not a sales-man but a sales-woman - and Jo Scott is relentless and ruthless in her pursuit of success.

But there's one prize she values above all - Vincent Swan himself.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 6th March 2019
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 10th March 2019 11:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Cast
Ed Westwick Vincent Swan
James Buckley Brian Fitzpatrick
Joe Thomas Martin Lavender
Lauren O'Rourke Carol
Linzey Cocker Sam Swan
Rachel Shenton Joanne Scott
Nigel Lindsay Tony Walsh
Lee Ross Ronnie Farrell
Lloyd Hutchinson Brendan
Harriet Webb Maureen
Bobby Smalldridge Robbie Swan
Guest cast
Leah Brotherhead Stacey
Steve Evets Barry / Derek
Charlie-Lou Borthwick Natalie
Rebecca Deren Woman Home-owner
Stirling Gallacher Patricia Brown
Charlie Kemp Ralph Brown
Writing team
Damon Beesley Writer
Production team
Damon Beesley Director
Phil Gilbert Producer
Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
Iain Morris Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Jane Harrison Line Producer
William Webb Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Nadira Seecoomar Casting Director
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
Oli Russell Director of Photography
Lulu Hall Make-up Designer
Marcus Whitney Make-up Designer
Andy Lumsden 1st Assistant Director

Press

TV review: White Gold, BBC2

Did you catch the first episode of the new series of White Gold on Wednesday night? No? Me neither.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th March 2019

It seems strange that this 80s-set comedy is back. Consider how odd it is that the BBC resumed production given the hiatus caused by allegations of sexual assault against star Ed Westwick in the US. Westwick denied the claims and was not prosecuted due to insufficient evidence, allowing him to resume his role as uber-double-glazing salesman, Vincent.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 6th March 2019

TV preview: White Gold, BBC2

The year is 1985. Eight months have passed since Vincent Swan (Ed Westwick) - Essex's premier and most amoral double glazing salesman - teamed up with gangster Ronnie (Lee Ross) and forced his boss Walshy (Nigel Lindsay) to sell Cachet Windows to them for a measly pound coin.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 6th March 2019

White Gold, episode 1 review

A welcome return for the knuckle-gnawing social comedy.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 6th March 2019

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