BBC’s Gold Digger: A thrilling new drama about a 60-year-old woman's relationship with a younger man

This is definitely on our must-watch list...

Gold Digger

Autumn seems like the perfect time to cosy up and watch a new series, and BBC One’s new offering sounds like it’ll be right up our street.

You should expect plenty of drama from Gold Digger as it explores the way people, especially family, react to age gaps in a relationship, and how secrets of the past can impact the future.

If you’re curious to learn about more the new BBC drama, we’ve put together everything you need to know about Gold Digger and when it’s available to watch.

What is Gold Digger about?

The six-part series follows Julia Day (Julia Ormond), a wealthy woman who ends up completely alone on her 60th birthday after splitting from her long-term husband, and all of her children cancelling on her.

Julia's marriage broke down after her husband cheated on her with her best friend, but it seems she's not wallowing.

She soon meets Benjamin (Ben Barnes), a young man in his 30s, and ends up falling for him. At first, the relationship is everything Julia needs - fun, wild, and freeing. But Benjamin’s intentions might not be as they first seem...

According to series writer Marnie Dickens, “Gold Digger is a contemporary relationship thriller about second chances, family and betrayal. It tells the story of 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. Then she meets Benjamin. This younger man makes her feel seen for the first time in years. Their romance changes everything.”

Intrigued? We certainly are!

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Who is the cast of Gold Digger?

Protagonist Julia is played by Emmy-winning actress Julia Ormond, who is known for her roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Legends of the Fall, and Mad Men.

Benjamin is played by Ben Barnes, who has received praise for his role as Billy Russo in Netflix original series The Punisher. He is also known for his work on Westworld, and the Chronicles of Narnia.

The Queen actor Alex Jennings plays Julia’s ex-husband Ted Day, and Holby City and Jupiter Ascending star Nikki Amuka-Bird plays Marsha, the woman he was having an affair with.

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Who is behind Gold Digger?

It was written and created by Marnie Dickens, with Death In Paradise’s Tim Bradley producing the series.

Little Women’s Vanessa Caswill is directing the first three episodes.

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When can we watch Gold Digger?

Episode one, entitled ‘Her Boy’, aired on BBC One on 12th November. Subsequent episodes of the six-part series will air on 19th November, 26th November, 3rd December, 10th December and 17th December. Each episode will air from 9pm – 10pm.

Or, if you’d prefer to binge-watch; all six episodes are currently available on BBC iPlayer, and are able to watch for three months.

We can't wait for this!

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer specialising in TV, film and lifestyle content and has written for What's On TV, GoodtoKnow and She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases. In her spare time, she writes film and television reviews for JumpCut Online and her own blog, Lucy Goes To Hollywood.