In The Club creator Kay Mellor’s lottery drama The Syndicate is back on BBC One for a third season.
The drama returns with an all-new cast, including Lenny Henry, Anthony Andrews (The King’s Speech), Alice Krige (Spooks) and Elizabeth Berrington.
Tuesday 2 June 2015, 9pm
It’s all hands on deck for the staff of Hazelwood Manor in Scarborough as the Americans arrive for the annual shoot.
It’s been years since they last came to Hazelwood and cook Julie, housekeeper Sarah, cleaner Dawn, gamekeeper Sean and gardener Godfrey are struggling to keep up appearances on a shoestring budget. But with Lord Hazelwood’s health failing and mounting debts of £6.5 million and counting, is there more to the visit that first meets the eye?
The future of Hazelwood and their jobs looks in jeopardy as the staff discover the Americans are there for business rather than pleasure. Godfrey, who has Asperger’s syndrome, thinks he has the answer to all their problems. He been working on a formula to crack the lottery for years and this time he’s sure he’s finally worked it out. He knows the winning numbers – fourteen and a half million would surely solve all their problems…
Tuesday 9 June 2015, 9pm
Amy is still missing. Devastated, Dawn and Andy call the police and the investigation into her disappearance gets underway.
DI Baker and DS Houghton want to talk to the last person to see Amy, and all eyes turn to Godfrey. The syndicate can’t believe he has anything to do with her disappearance, but as events unfold, questions arise and suspicions over his condition and past behavior creep into their minds. Is Godfrey as harmless as he seems?
Meanwhile Lord Hazelwood’s health takes a turn for the worse and he asks Julie and Sarah for their help. But with Lady Hazelwood and Spencer Cavendish pushing to sell Hazelwood to the Americans, are they too late to help him?
Tuesday 16 June 2015, 9pm
Amy has been missing for four days. Her bloody apron is discovered on the moorland, but when new leads come to nothing Dawn is left struggling to cope.
When a journalist brings new information to light, a furious Andy decides to take the investigation into his own hands.
Sean is leaving Hazelwood for good. Sarah, struggling with her emotions, tries to convince him to stay. But he is in a hurry to leave after the press conference and he won’t tell her why. As his past catches up with him the syndicate are shocked to discover that Sean is not all that he seems.
Meanwhile, the staff’s bid for Hazelwood Manor is threatened by Lady Hazelwood and Spencer and the reality of the forged paintings starts to unravel.
Tuesday 23 June 2015, 9pm
Amy Stevenson, who is diabetic, is still missing – and things are not looking good.
Her mother Dawn is in hospital with a threatened miscarriage and her flaky boyfriend from the fairground is answering questions down the nick. The hunt is gathering momentum and finding Amy alive is on the top of the lottery winners’ wish list.
Upstairs, Lord Hazelwood is hell-bent on protecting his assets from his duplicitous wife and artful stepson Spencer. The power of attorney must be revoked if the estate is to stay in the Hazelwood family and with the syndicate – but who can the Lord trust?
At the celebrations there are more revelations about Lady Hazelwood’s loyalty, Julie speaks her mind and the Americans make Lord Hazelwood an offer – one that he can’t possibly refuse.
More uncertainties lie ahead for the millionaires and hidden belongings raise questions. It seems not only Sean has skeletons in his cupboard.
Tuesday 30 June 2015, 9pm
The clock is ticking for Amy’s safe return, but as time passes and more questions arise, secrets are revealed to our Lottery winners.
But will time reveal ‘who shot nasty Nick?’ It seems there’s more than one suspect that could have gunpowder on their hands!
As renovations for Hazelwood Manor’s kitchen and gardens begin, Godfrey has a burning question for his girlfriend Wendy. Lady Hazelwood tries desperately to repair her crumbling marriage, but are her affections as fake as the paintings?
A trip to the bank brings more heartache for Dawn, and when wannabe lovers Sarah and Sean turn detective, they unravel more evidence than they were hoping for. Shockwaves swell through the Hazelwood household, leaving Lady Hazelwood and Spencer reeling. Meanwhile Lord Hazelwood receives a piece of information that will change his life.
Tuesday 7 July 2015, 9pm
It’s the day of Hazelwood Manor’s grand opening. Godfrey has a meticulous tick-list of the day’s timings – but has time run out for Amy?
With Nick’s revelation that Spencer Cavendish was seen dragging Amy away from his caravan ringing in Dawn’s ears, she asks Sean to take her to Spencer’s yacht to get some answers. When the crafty cad surfaces with scratches on his face, suspicions rise – does he have more than just Dom Perignon on board?
Lord Hazelwood has to convince Julie to confess all to Sarah, or they risk losing everything. Has winning 14 and a half million enriched our Syndicate’s life? Have they bought into a world of worry, or will they live happily ever after as lords and ladies of their manor?
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