PROGRAMME-makers are looking for people to help pull of a “perfect heist” as part of a new television series to be filmed in North Yorkshire.

Shine TV, makers of BBC 1’s Masterchef, Channel 4’s Hunted and The Island with Bear Grylls are making a new series for Sky One which will be filmed in the Thirsk area over a number of weeks in May.

The idea of the programme is to see if the people of Thirsk and surrounding areas have what it takes to pull off a heist.

Assistant producer Conor O’Donovan said: “We will give a select number of people the opportunity to come across some treasure and they will have to take it and keep it hidden for a number of weeks from a team of expert investigators.

“We are looking for adults of all ages to participate, and there is a substantial prize for anyone who manages to keep the treasure hidden.”

Anyone from Thirsk and the surrounding area who are interested in taking part and would like to find out more, are asked to email;

Shine TV says it does not anticipate those parting part having to take time off work during filming.