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Series 2-Episode 2

Series 2-Episode 2

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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.

Summary

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 & Crew

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
Director Kay Mellor
Producer Yvonne Francas
Writer Kay Mellor
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