The Golden Thread is a five part documentary series presented by Dr Hannah Fry showcasing golds impact on humanity’s past, present and future.

This trailer introduces the series which documents 10 leading thinkers from around the world whose work uses the metal – from clean-tech innovators using gold to convert carbon dioxide to biofuel, to nanotechnologists using gold to treat cancer, to NASA engineers reliance upon the metal in space instrumentation, the stories are varied and surprising.

Seek out the full series on our website.

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Group Creative Director: Paul Ostryzniuk
Senior Creative: Rachel Taylor
Senior Art Director: Laura Beretti
Production Director: Oliver Creamer
Agency Producer: Stacey Kell
Production Assistant: Mimmi Lind

Production Company: The Progress Film Company
Director: Matt Hopkins
Executive Producer: Andrew Porteous
Producer: Charlotte King
Assistant Producer: Elli Hall
Production Manager: Maggie Lietch
Post Producer: Lisa Turnball
Archive Producer: Susi Paz
Editor: John Jeanes
Associate Editors: Joey Marsh, James Heaphey, Matthew Green, Daniel Grasskamp
Assistant Editor: Anith Mohan
Animation: Danny Sturgess, Wil Colquhan
Motion Graphics: Joshua Fletcher
Colourist: Jax Harney
Music supervision: Nicholas Dagnell
Sound Design: Aaron Teffel

Virtual Studio: Quite Brilliant
1st AD: George Nelson
DoP: Charlie Herranz
Steadycam Op: Jake Whitehouse
1st AC: Tim Allen
2nd AC: Jenny John Chaun
Gaffer: Chris Brennan
Key Grip: Steve Gilbert
Sound Recordist: Rob Eade
Art Director: Cleo Harris-Seaton
Production Coordinator: Abby Smith
Runner: Bertie Newman, Aslan Ntumba

US Production: Windy Films
Producer: Jordan Berry
Assistant Producer: Riley McClenaghan
DoP: Drew Levin

Canada Production: Bonfire Originals
Producer: Steve Lang
DoP: Ben Cox

India Production: Angles Unlimited
Producer: Kanika Raheja, Monica Raheja
Location Manager: Gilbert Mascarenhas
DoP: Akshay Singh
Camera / Drone Op: Rameshwar R

Austria Production: Katharina Lichtenberg
DoP: Thomas Dunzendorfer

New Zealand Production: Tylie Cox
DoP: Peter Young