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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 5: Her Baby

Summary

Leo deludes himself that his parents still love each other, and as Julia's wedding draws closer, he hatches a plan to get them back together. He finds himself with an unexpected ally in Benjamin's half-brother - whom Julia never even knew existed. His arrival leaves her suddenly aware how little she knows about her fiancee. Benjamin is forced into a desperate decision that only exposes his deceptions further, while Leo is forced to painfully acknowledge that the happy life he believes his family used to enjoy never really existed.

Review

It’s flouncing manchild Leo’s (Archie Renaux) turn to come under the spotlight as his family implodes. He’s a monumental brat, seen as the episode begins celebrating his 25th birthday. Twenty-fifth! He behaves like a 12-year-old and everyone treats him as if he’s a wee boy, with a special party tea including a cake and candles; his horrible father even buys him a bicycle.

But this smirking oik isn’t happy because his mum Julia (Julia Ormond) has fallen for a creepy younger man Benjamin (Ben Barnes) who oozes around the family home like an oil-slick. Worse, Benjamin’s half brother (David Leon, from Vera) turns up out of the blue. But Benjamin told Julia he was an only child!

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Cast

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Julia DayJulia Ormond
Benjamin GreeneBen Barnes
KieranDavid Leon
Patrick DaySebastian Armesto
Della DayJemima Rooper
Leo DayArchie Renaux
CaliKarla-Simone Spence
MarshaNikki Amuka-Bird
Ted DayAlex Jennings
Eimear DayYasmine Akram
Charlotte DayIndica Watson
Young JuliaFleur Keith
Young TedWilliam Vasey
Young PatrickTylan Bayram
Young DellaKate Kennedy
LandlordBill Fellows
ParamedicJordan Baker

Crew

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DirectorDavid Evans
Executive producerMarnie Dickens
Executive producerGuy de Glanville
Executive producerLaura Mackie
Executive producerSally Haynes
ProducerAni Kevork
WriterMarnie Dickens

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