The Syndicate Series 4 gets underway

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The Syndicate The fourth series of Kay Mellor’s drama about lottery-winners begins filming today, 10 August. 

Each standalone series centres on a different syndicate of players, with this run set among a group of colleagues at a kennels who face losing their jobs when the business is sold to a large corporate chain. 

The new series stars Neil Morrissey, Emily Head, Taj Atwal, Katherine Rose Morley and Kieran Urquhart. Mellor’s company Rollem Productions is making the drama for the BBC and Britbox. 

Mellor directs episodes 1, 2 and 6, with Dominic Leclerc taking the reins for the remaining three. Josh Dynevor produces; the executive producers are Mellor, Yvonne Francas and Gaynor Holmes. 

Mellor said “Lockdown has been a roller-coaster of emotions for all of us. I was devastated not to be able to begin shooting the new Syndicate. All the scripts were written and we were four days away from principal photography but now we’re ready for the stage and I couldn’t be more excited. 

“We’ve got a loyal, star-studded cast and a talented crew, who have waited patiently in the wings. The BBC - Piers Wenger and Gaynor Holmes especially - have been utterly brilliant, supporting us all the way.”

Holmes added: “We are so thrilled to have The Syndicate return to BBC One for a fourth series. Kay has written yet another brilliantly entertaining story and we can’t wait to see the fabulous cast bring it to life.”