Goldplated premiered on Channel 4 on October 18, 2006. Imagine an iconic English village; the duck pond, the tea houses, the sound of cricket on the green. Now think again, in the rural enclaves of Cheshire, you're more likely to see Ferraris parked outside private members clubs, lawyers specializing in pre-nups next to salons offering lunchtime plastic surgery, and size-eight models from Newcastle on the hunt for millionaire husbands. With their own set of social codes, Chesire's nouveau riche has created an exclusive club in which the only qualification for membership is wealth - or at least the appearance of it. John White and his wife Beth worked hard to drag themselves up from their working class roots via their own construction firm. They swapped the British legion for the Country club and their Manchester terrace for an 8-bedroom mansion in Cheshire. Their first-born Darren becomes John's deputy in the family business. Darren and his wife Terese, the social climbing daughter of a local golf pro, have a daughter, Charlotte. John and Beth's youngest - Justin and Lauren, now in their 20s - have never worked a day in their lives. Then along came Cassidy. John had been unfaithful before, and thought nothing of this young blonde beauty - until she announced she was pregnant with his child. Careless accident or calculated piece of gold-digging, John surprised everyone by choosing to stand by Cassidy. Before you can say mid-life crisis, John and Beth are separated and discussing divorce. Goldplated follows the fallout of John's betrayal as it plays out in the goldfish bowl of Cheshire life.