THE first trailer has been released for a television game show set in Thirsk challenging members of the public to steal £250,000.

The Heist will see a staged heist committed by a group of eight suspects made up of residents from the town who applied to be on the show.

The ‘culprits’ in the Sky One series must keep the money hidden from a crack team of investigators.

Executive producer Matt Bennett came up with the idea for the heist because of his passion for detective novels.

He said: “We are tapping into Britain’s love of crime drama, the show takes inspiration from the Agatha Christie novels.”

The show has been created by Shine TV, the production company behind MasterChef and The Island with Bear Grylls.