The Radio Times logo

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.

Advertisement

Episode 2: Her Daughter

Summary

Julia brings Benjamin to her Devon home, and he is taken aback to see the extent of her wealth. The visit is disrupted by a tense confrontation with Ted, who questions Julia's motivations for forming a new relationship. Julia opts to return to London, and asks to meet Benjamin's friends - but when he refuses to show her where he lives, she begins to fear he is hiding something from her. Della turns up unannounced on her ex's doorstep, and is put under pressure by her brother into digging up dirt on Benjamin.

Review

Newly divorced 60-year-old Julia, who confronts disaster by donning a Cath Kidston apron and roasting a chicken (hey, don't we all?), is walking on air now she’s fallen hard for the much younger Benjamin. But he's a passive aggressive creep who is despised by Julia's terminally self-obsessed children: "The man has no social media footprint!” is the damning remark from her eldest son.

So, a bit like the kids in Scooby-Doo, though without the whimsy, they set about following this new man in their mum's life, to find out who he really is. It's another torrid episode of a lip-smacking melodrama that clearly tries to steer us in one direction – surely Ben is Up to No Good?

But Julia (Julia Ormond) is delighted with her new man, as she battles flashbacks to incidents of violence. She takes him to her massive great house in Devon and they scandalise the locals by holding hands in the village street. It won't end well, you mark my words.  

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
Ted DayAlex Jennings
Young JuliaFleur Keith
Young TedWilliam Vasey
ZacDavid Avery
BiancaElena Saurel
EmilyMaeve Dermody
Eimear DayYasmine Akram
Charlotte DayIndica Watson
Young DellaKate Kennedy
HeidiKatie Clarkson-Hill
Young PatrickTylan Bayram

Crew

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

All episodes

  • Episode 2

    Her Daughter

    Summary

    Julia brings Benjamin to her Devon home, and he is taken aback to see the extent of her wealth. The visit is disrupted by a tense confrontation with Ted, who questions Julia's motivations for forming a new relationship. Julia opts to return to London, and asks to meet Benjamin's friends - but when he refuses to show her where he lives, she begins to fear he is hiding something from her. Della turns up unannounced on her ex's doorstep, and is put under pressure by her brother into digging up dirt on Benjamin.

    Review

    Newly divorced 60-year-old Julia, who confronts disaster by donning a Cath Kidston apron and roasting a chicken (hey, don't we all?), is walking on air now she’s fallen hard for the much younger Benjamin. But he's a passive aggressive creep who is despised by Julia's terminally self-obsessed children: "The man has no social media footprint!” is the damning remark from her eldest son.

    So, a bit like the kids in Scooby-Doo, though without the whimsy, they set about following this new man in their mum's life, to find out who he really is. It's another torrid episode of a lip-smacking melodrama that clearly tries to steer us in one direction – surely Ben is Up to No Good?

    But Julia (Julia Ormond) is delighted with her new man, as she battles flashbacks to incidents of violence. She takes him to her massive great house in Devon and they scandalise the locals by holding hands in the village street. It won't end well, you mark my words.  

    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
    Ted DayAlex Jennings
    Young JuliaFleur Keith
    Young TedWilliam Vasey
    ZacDavid Avery
    BiancaElena Saurel
    EmilyMaeve Dermody
    Eimear DayYasmine Akram
    Charlotte DayIndica Watson
    Young DellaKate Kennedy
    HeidiKatie Clarkson-Hill
    Young PatrickTylan Bayram

    Crew

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

News & features about Gold Digger

Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content