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Gold Digger

  • 2019
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

A wealthy woman falls in love with a younger man. Her children worry he’s a gold digger. At the heart of the story is a fractured family trying to recover from a violent past.

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Episode 1: Her Boy

Summary

Drama, starring Julia Ormond as a wealthy middle-aged woman who begins a relationship with a man nearly 20 years younger than she is just as her divorce is finalised. When he is introduced to her three adult children, suspicions are raised about his motivations. The action cuts between the early days of their relationship and the wedding day, which seems fated to end in disaster. With Ben Barnes and Jemima Rooper.

Review

Be still my fluttering heart, I have found a drama destined to be my New Favourite Thing. But for all the wrong reasons, because Gold Digger is so woeful, it will surely become a camp classic.

Where to begin? The script? The acting? The plot? OK, the plot, a sticky fondant fancy of middle-aged female wish-fulfilment that sees Julia Ormond as unhappy Julia, letting herself be picked up in the British Museum by a much younger man, Benjamin (Ben Barnes). She’s upset because her husband ran off with her best friend and it’s her 60th birthday but her family can’t be bothered to turn up for her special dinner.

As they later look out across London from her expensive hotel room, Julia apologises, “It’s not much of a view.” But Benjamin gazes at her and murmurs, “I disagree.” The dialogue is so bad you’ll want to call the police.

I cannot wait for episode two.

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

Streaming

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Credits

Cast

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Julia DayJulia Ormond
Benjamin GreeneBen Barnes
Patrick DaySebastian Armesto
Della DayJemima Rooper
Leo DayArchie Renaux
Hazel DayJulia McKenzie
MarshaNikki Amuka-Bird
Ted DayAlex Jennings
HeidiKatie Clarkson-Hill
Hotel conciergeJohn Conroy
Charlotte DayIndica Watson
Young PatrickTylan Bayram
Eimear DayYasmine Akram
Young JuliaFleur Keith
Young TedWilliam Vasey
Young MarshaTracy-Anne Green
ClaytonAndre Squire
Young DellaKate Kennedy

Crew

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DirectorVanessa Caswill
Executive producerMarnie Dickens
Executive producerLaura Mackie
Executive producerSally Haynes
Executive producerGuy de Glanville
ProducerAni Kevork
WriterMarnie Dickens

All episodes

  • Episode 1

    Her Boy

    Summary

    Drama, starring Julia Ormond as a wealthy middle-aged woman who begins a relationship with a man nearly 20 years younger than she is just as her divorce is finalised. When he is introduced to her three adult children, suspicions are raised about his motivations. The action cuts between the early days of their relationship and the wedding day, which seems fated to end in disaster. With Ben Barnes and Jemima Rooper.

    Review

    Be still my fluttering heart, I have found a drama destined to be my New Favourite Thing. But for all the wrong reasons, because Gold Digger is so woeful, it will surely become a camp classic.

    Where to begin? The script? The acting? The plot? OK, the plot, a sticky fondant fancy of middle-aged female wish-fulfilment that sees Julia Ormond as unhappy Julia, letting herself be picked up in the British Museum by a much younger man, Benjamin (Ben Barnes). She’s upset because her husband ran off with her best friend and it’s her 60th birthday but her family can’t be bothered to turn up for her special dinner.

    As they later look out across London from her expensive hotel room, Julia apologises, “It’s not much of a view.” But Benjamin gazes at her and murmurs, “I disagree.” The dialogue is so bad you’ll want to call the police.

    I cannot wait for episode two.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Julia DayJulia Ormond
    Benjamin GreeneBen Barnes
    Patrick DaySebastian Armesto
    Della DayJemima Rooper
    Leo DayArchie Renaux
    Hazel DayJulia McKenzie
    MarshaNikki Amuka-Bird
    Ted DayAlex Jennings
    HeidiKatie Clarkson-Hill
    Hotel conciergeJohn Conroy
    Charlotte DayIndica Watson
    Young PatrickTylan Bayram
    Eimear DayYasmine Akram
    Young JuliaFleur Keith
    Young TedWilliam Vasey
    Young MarshaTracy-Anne Green
    ClaytonAndre Squire
    Young DellaKate Kennedy

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorVanessa Caswill
    Executive producerMarnie Dickens
    Executive producerLaura Mackie
    Executive producerSally Haynes
    Executive producerGuy de Glanville
    ProducerAni Kevork
    WriterMarnie Dickens

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