Gold Digger cast and spoilers from new BBC One drama

Gold Digger 2019 cast, air date and number of episodes - plus how to stream and watch online

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Gold Digger is a brand new drama airing on BBC One - here's all you need to know.

BBC One domestic noir Gold Digger is about a woman falling in love with a much younger man and the affect it has on her already damaged family.

The new series continues on Tuesday, December 3 at 9PM.

Six episodes will air weekly, available on TV and online and catch up via the BBC iPlayer.

Gold Digger cast

Julia Ormond plays Julia Day, a woman turning 60, feeling increasingly adrift from her children and like she’s not sure of her place in the world any more.

Ben Barnes plays Benjamin Greene, a thirty-something copywriter with a shrouded past.

Alex Jennings plays Ted Day, Julia's ex-husband.

Sebastian Armesto plays Patrick Day, Julia's high-achieving eldest son.

Jemima Rooper plays Della Day, Julia's middle child whose finger is permanently on the self-destruct button.

Archie Renaux plays Leo Day, the baby of the family who still lives with his mother and idolises his father.

Nikki Amuka-Bird plays Marsha, Julia's former best friend Marsha

Julia McKenzie plays Hazel, Ted's mother.

Gold Digger spoilers

In tonight's fourth episode, newly engaged, Julia (Julia Ormond) finds herself unable to share the good news as her children arrive for Christmas. Benjamin (Ben Barnes) can’t help but feel bruised, and makes a point of calling his ex to tell her the news.

Under pressure, Julia blurts out the news over dinner and is met with a shocked silence - none of her children congratulate her. Benjamin thanks Julia for proving her commitment to him, and it looks like the worst is over - but Julia has one more person to tell. Ted (Alex Jennings).

Ted says he knows exactly why Benjamin is marrying Julia, and an ugly row ensues. But Julia takes ownership of the situation. She won’t apologise to her children any more for moving on, and she’s decided that she wants to get married soon.

But as Ted struggles to keep himself together and he throws himself into a new plan - to propose to Marsha (Nikki Amuka-Bird). Taking this as proof he is still obsessed with Julia, Marsha walks out - and Ted breaks his sobriety.

Hiding this from everyone, Ted uses his children’s reluctant festive visit to urge them into action: Benjamin is going to leave their mother and take their inheritance - they need to act. And if they won’t, he will.

Gold Digger airs Tuesday nights on BBC One at 9PM.

You can watch episodes online and catch up via BBC iPlayer.

You can also pre-order the series on DVD here.

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