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White Gold

White Gold

  • Premiered: 
    May 28, 2017
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  • Network: BBC2
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Damon Beesley 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: period

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Plot Synopsis

In this half-hour comedy series, it's 1983 Essex, and cocky salesman Vincent Swan and his unscrupulous team at a double-glazing showroom do anything to get the sale -- including throwing honesty out the window. His team at Cachet Windows includes Fitzpatrick, a smarmy reprobate who can charm the life savings out of anyone, and Lavender, a failed musician whose crippling politeness and moral backbone have a habit of getting in the way of a sale. It's a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries -- alongside free-flowing drugs, cash and sex. The series opens as they take a bet on whether Fitzpatrick can pull off the ultimate salesman's con, and sell new windows to someone he's recently sold the exact same windows to. Meanwhile, Vincent's attempt to convince an old colleague to join the double glazing business takes an unexpected turn. Vincent later faces a fall from grace as he loses his job, wife, and house in his bid for professional glory. Can he rescue everything with one final gamble in a race to placate the tax man? On Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the six-episode first season of WHITE GOLD, marking the show's U.S. premiere. Two months earlier -- on Wednesday, June 28, the night of the Season 1 finale -- BBC renewed WHITE GOLD for a six-episode second season, where Vincent and the Cachet Windows team delve deeper into Essex's criminal underworld.
Season 2 of WHITE GOLD had its U.S. premiere on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the entire six-episode season. After forcing Walsh out, Vincent's headaches include answering to a gangster boss and a new rival salesperson who's swooping up all the best jobs. The second season opens eight months have passed since Vincent Swan -- Essex's premier and most amoral double glazing salesman -- teamed up with gangster Ronnie and forced his boss Walshy to sell Cachet Windows to them for a measly pound coin. But after a brief honeymoon period, it turns out having a massively dangerous and violent criminal for a boss isn't that much fun. And this isn't helped by the fact that Vincent owes Ronnie 50,000 pounds. Still, Vincent's got the massive house and middle-class lifestyle he'd always wanted to give his wife Sam. Sam wants to keep it that way, too, but when the Swan's snooty neighbors sign a contract for a brand new conservatory made by -- of course -- Cachet Windows, alarm bells start to ring. Back at Cachet, disillusioned salesman Lavender is trying to finally take control of his career, while Fitzpatrick is left to pick up the pieces when his wife leaves him for her aerobics instructor, while he spends his evenings locked in the garden shed. But at least business is booming -- or it is just before a new rival salesman appears, ripping it up around town and stealing most of Cachet's business. The team eventually discover it's not a salesman but a saleswoman -- and Jo Scott is relentless and ruthless in her pursuit of success. But there's one prize she values above all -- Vincent Swan himself.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BBC Comedy
  • Produced by Fudge Park Productions