In a new five-part drama for BBC One, written by Kay Mellor, The Syndicate follows five workers at a cut-price supermarket in Leeds, whose lives are turned upside down after they jointly win the lottery, going from facing redundancy and battling the present economic downturn to having more money than they ever dreamt of.
In episode One local Right Buy U supermarket in Leeds is threatened with closure spiraling it s five staff, Bob, Stuart, Denise, Leanne and Jamie are into an uncertain future. Assistant Manager Stuart Bradley and his younger brother Jamie are forced to take matters into their own hands with dramatic consequences. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse the unthinkable happens; 18 million pounds falls into their laps.
Bob is played by Timothy Spall, Stuart is played by Matthew McNaulty, Densie is played by Lorriane Bruce, Leanne is played by Joanne Page and Jamie is played Matthew Lewis