Drover's Gold

BBC (ended 1997)


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Drover's Gold is a dramatic miniseries that originally aired on BBC Wales from May 1, 1997 to May 29, 1997. It consists of five, one-hour episodes, with one episode broadcast each week. The series is directed by Lesley Manning and Tristram Powell, and it is written by Michael Chaplin. Drover's Gold is a historical drama set in England during 1843. Sir Thomas (Keith Barron) raises the rent of his tenanted farmers, who must raise money quickly to save their homes. The farmers decide to drive their cattle to London, where cattle prices are higher. Sir Thomas sends agents after the drovers in an attempt to stop the cattle drive. The series deals primarily with the running feud between the drovers and Sir Thomas' agents. The location footage for the series was filmed in the town of Frome in Somerset, England. This town has many buildings dating to the early 19th century, and it is often used for the backdrop to films set in this period.