White Gold

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Wed­nes­day 7 June @10pm, BBC 2

Com­edy se­ries White Gold is set in 1983 in Es­sex and fol­lows three dou­ble-glaz­ing sales­men, led by charmer Vin­cent Swan (Ed West­wick). It mainly in­volves the three of them rip­ping off el­derly peo­ple, but the cars they use are spot on. In the first episode, yuppy Vin­cent drives a Lan­cia Beta Spi­der in a suit­ably in­con­sid­er­ate man­ner, and in episode two, there’s an ar­gu­ment about com­pany cars. Even the main pro­mo­tional pic­ture for the pro­gramme sees the main three char­ac­ters stand­ing in front of a Chrysler 2-Litre. This episode (three) sees the tax­man pay­ing Vin­cent a visit – amid plenty of pi­rate copies of the hit 1980s Spiel­berg film E.T. If you look back on this era with fond nos­tal­gia for wide boys and their cars, then this is well worth a look. All episodes are avail­able on BBC’s iPlayer, too. Mur­ray scul­lion

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