Second series of The Heist - filmed in the Alnwick area last summer - to screen in February 2020

A new series of The Heist, filmed in Alnwick and the surrounding area last summer, will be on TV next month.

Sunday, 26th January 2020, 8:00 am
The 'robbers' in The Heist 2

Viewers will be able to find out if detectives were able to catch the culprits behind the Fenkle Street ‘bank robbery’.

Shine TV’s series pitted a team of 15 real detectives, active and retired, against a team playing the part of criminals.

Over two weeks in June and July they tried to evade capture and, if successful, got to keep their share of the money.

The Heist season 2 airs on Sky One and NOW TV on Thursday 6th February. All episodes will be available on demand

The post-production phase involved the lengthy task of editing some 3,500 hours worth of footage.

The team were particularly pleased with the way they were able to transform the former Duchess’s Community High School on Bailiffgate into a police station for this series.

They are also delighted with the drone footage they have taken of the Northumberland countryside.

At the time, Sky One’s commissioning editor, Shirley Jones, said: “I really hope we will be able to show viewers from other parts of the UK how beautiful it is.

The Heist season 2 airs on Sky One and NOW TV on Thursday 6th February. All episodes will be available on demand

“I think it really will help to inspire a few more people to visit.”

Detectives did not reveal how much money was stolen in the raid on the fictitious Bank of Northumbria but several charities and good causes received donations from the ‘bank robbers’ including HospiceCare North Northumberland, Duchess’s Community High School and Alnwick Playhouse.

Season 2 airs on Sky One and NOW TV from Thursday, February 6 with all episodes available on demand.

The Heist season 2 airs on Sky One and NOW TV on Thursday 6th February. All episodes will be available on demand