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'Hidden Assets': release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything we know

Hidden Assets cast
Hidden Assets is headed to BBC4 soon. (Image credit: BBC)

Hidden Assets is a new crime thriller on the BBC in the UK and is on the way to Acorn TV in the US.

The new six-part series follows a routine raid that reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source, but there's an interesting twist.

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC says: "Hidden Assets is a satisfying blend of crime drama, political conspiracy, and thriller. BBC viewers will be glued to their seats until the very end!"

Here's everything we know about Hidden Assets so far...

'Hidden Assets' release date

All six episodes are now available to watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK. In the US it's heading to Acorn TV.

'Hidden Assets' plot

The official synopsis reveals: "A routine raid led by a detective in the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source — not in cash, but in rough diamonds.

"When these diamonds are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Emer is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christian De Jong. Eventually banding together, they unravel a political conspiracy fuelling domestic unrest for financial gain; caught up in this web of greed are the Brannigans, a wealthy Irish dynasty with ties to Antwerp."

Who's in the cast of Hidden Assets?

Angeline Ball leads the cast as Detective Emer Berry, with Wouter Hendrickx as Police Commissioner Christian De Jong and Simone Kirby as Bibi Melnick making up the main cast for the series.

Additional cast includes Peter Coonan as Fionn Brannigan, Charlie Carrick as James Melnick and Cathy Belton as Norah Dillon.

Is there a trailer?

A full trailer hasn't been shared, but you can watch the pivotal raid scene which leads to the discovery of the diamonds via this clip which was shared on social media. 

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Lucy Buglass

Lucy is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.


She is also a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema, setting up her own website Lucy Goes to Hollywood in 2017 to review films in her spare time. Her favourite genres are horror, thriller and anything crime related. When she's not writing about film and TV, you'll likely find her playing video games, reading, and trying her hand at podcasting.