The Syndicate

Series 2 - Episode 2

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Celebrations are raucous as the hospital syndicate members celebrate their £72 million lottery win. But cracks start to open up in the group. There are signs, too, that stupendous amounts of money can’t bring balm to troubled souls.

Nurse Tom (Jimi Mistry) is chippy and hard to like; for him life is about trying for a baby with his wife Natalie, and having fun with the gang of pub-mates he sees as his family. But he’s a loud, defensive bore, and the story slips into cliché as Tom’s big spending starts to alienate him from his friends. It’s a thankless role and tough on Mistry. But let’s hope this is a glitch and other lives in the syndicate are richer with story possibilities.

About this programme

2/6. Kay Mellor's lottery-winning drama continues with the story of Tom, who together with partner Natalie has faced the heartache of a final unsuccessful course of IVF treatment on the NHS. With £14million in the bank, they can now afford the best private care available. However, Tom quickly realises that as well as helping him become a father, his fortune could also help him track down his own dad, who abandoned him and his mother when he was just 10 years old. But will the reunion bring more than he bargained for? Jimi Mistry, Amelia Curtis and Siobhan Finneran star.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rose
Alison Steadman
Alan
Mark Addy
Mandy
Siobhan Finneran
Becky
Natalie Gavin
Tom
Jimi Mistry
Natalie
Amelia Curtis
Helen
Sally Rogers
Steve
Steven Waddington
Luke
Karl Davies
Tracy
Louise Atkins
Marcus
Michael Stevenson
Jamal
Wasim Zakir
Dr Langford
Anne Hornby
Frieda
Cathy Breeze
Ben
Lee Otway
Dawn
Mary Jo Randle
Isabelle Buckland
Jennifer James
Philip Anderson
Gerard Fletcher
Herself
Christa Ackroyd
Denise
Lorraine Bruce
Reah
Roma Christensen
Martin
Michael Elwyn
Dr Saunders
Joe Simpson
Hadi Saleem
Louise Pout
Mohammed Saleem
Nasser Mermarzia
Barman
Bobby Knutt
Car salesman
Alan French

Crew

Director
Kay Mellor
Producer
Yvonne Francas
Writer
Kay Mellor
Categories
Drama

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