Gold Digger (TV series)

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Gold Digger
Created byMarnie Dickens
Written byMarnie Dickens
Directed byVanessa Caswill
David Evans
StarringJulia Ormond
Ben Barnes
Alex Jennings
Jemima Rooper
Sebastian Armesto
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Guy de Glanville
Marnie Dickens
Sally Haynes
Elizabeth Kilgarriff
Laura Mackie
Producer(s)Ani Kevork
CinematographyJean-Philippe Gossart
Production company(s)Mainstreet Pictures
Original networkBBC One
Original release12 November 2019 (2019-11-12) –

Gold Digger is a six-part drama miniseries starring Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes scheduled to air weekly from Tuesday 12 November 2019 on BBC1. Unusually for a BBC series, all episodes became available on BBC iPlayer on the day of the first episode's television broadcast.


After putting her own life behind the lives of everyone around her, a wealthy 60-year-old woman enters into a relationship with a man half her age. Her adult children worry that he's a gold digger.

Cast and characters[edit]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date Viewers
1"Her Boy"Vanessa CaswillMarnie Dickens12 November 2019 (2019-11-12)N/A
2"Her Daughter"Vanessa CaswillMarnie Dickens19 November 2019 (2019-11-19)TBD
3"Her Rival"Vanessa CaswillMarnie Dickens26 November 2019 (2019-11-26)TBD
4"Her Husband"David EvansMarnie Dickens3 December 2019 (2019-12-03)TBD
5"Her Baby"David EvansMarnie Dickens10 December 2019 (2019-12-10)TBD
6"Her Love"David EvansMarnie Dickens17 December 2019 (2019-12-17)TBD


It was announced in August 2018 that Julia Ormond would be starring in the six part miniseries, commissioned by the BBC. The first three episodes of the series were directed by Vanessa Caswill.[1] Ben Barnes was cast later that month.[2] The supporting cast, including Alex Jennings, Jemima Rooper and Sebastian Armesto, was added as filming began between Devon and London.[3] Filming commenced in September 2018.[4]


On Rotten Tomatoes, the show holds an approval rating of 38%. The critical consensus reads: "Visually gorgeous and thematically ambitious, but ultimately void of cohesion, Gold Digger bites off more than it can chew."[5]

Lucy Mangan of The Guardian, however called the show "a bold and hugely entertaining attempt by writer Marnie Dickens." [6]


  1. ^ Julia Ormond to Star in BBC Thriller 'Gold Digger'
  2. ^ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ & ‘Westworld’s Ben Barnes To Star In BBC One Drama ‘Gold Digger’
  3. ^ ‘The Crown’s Alex Jennings & ‘Lost in Austen’s Jemima Rooper Join BBC Drama ‘Gold Digger’
  4. ^ "Filming Begins on BBC One's GOLD DIGGER".
  5. ^ "Gold Digger: Miniseries".
  6. ^ Mangan, Lucy (2019-11-12). "Gold Digger review – the twisty toyboy thriller that will get everyone talking". The Guardian.

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