The BEST Episodes of The Syndicate

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2020

Network: BBC One

Five members of a betting syndicate win the lottery. Each series follows a different syndicate. In the first series, it is set in a Leeds supermarket, in the second, a public hospital in Bradford, and the third, a crumbly stately home near Scarborough.


#1 - Leanne

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 17, 2012

Leanne's past catches up with her, and she is thrown into panic when Stacey goes missing. Feelings are riding high as Stuart tries to help, causing repercussions in his home life. Denise is starting to heal her wounds, helped by a budding romance. Jamie uses his winnings to enter the adult dancing business, while Bob flies to South Africa to bet on a chance at prolonging his life. Leanne thinks she may have pieced together who robbed the shop and confides her suspicions in Stuart.

star 8.98
53 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor

#2 - Jamie

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 24, 2012

Jamie thinks he is untouchable now he has money, but the police are convinced he is involved in the robbery. Jamie tries to live his dream, but his old life refuses to stay in the past. When the local drug dealer, Boss, pays Jamie a visit, he is forced to go head-to-head with him with dramatic consequences. Leanne's court case in Wales is imminent, and Stuart is torn between his life with Amy and Leanne, who he is desperate to support. The lottery gets in touch with the syndicate to find out how their lives have changed. Meanwhile, Bob's surgery looms and he says his goodbyes to those he loves.

star 8.71
56 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor

#3 - Bob

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 10, 2012

Bob and family are sent reeling by his medical diagnosis. The news causes Bob to evaluate his life and deal with some secret, unresolved personal issues which writing a cheque simply cannot solve. As he awaits a second opinion his fellow lottery winners seek help on the internet, making a discovery. The police investigation into the robbery continues and Bob starts to remember details. Jamie now thinks he is untouchable after his lottery win but Stuart is not so sure. Bob's problem forces Stuart and Leanne to seek solace in their friendship, but will she move away?

star 8.55
60 votes
Directors: Syd Macartney
Writers: Kay Mellor

#4 - Stuart

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 27, 2012

A supermarket in Leeds is threatened with closure, sending its five staff - Bob, Stuart, Denise, Leanne and Jamie - spiralling 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 that things cannot get any worse, the unthinkable happens - 18 million pounds falls into their laps.

star 8.40
93 votes
Directors: Syd Macartney
Writers: Kay Mellor

#5 - Denise

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 3, 2012

Denise is left devastated when husband Dave announces he is leaving her. She embarks on a personal mission to win him back, but Leanne thinks she is going too far. Denise and Leanne hit the shops, Pretty Woman-style. The police investigation into the robbery leaves Stuart and Jamie to answer some awkward questions, and Bob's brain scan reveals a potential problem. Meanwhile, someone from Leanne's past tries to make contact after the lottery win is announced.

star 8.30
86 votes
Directors: Syd Macartney
Writers: Kay Mellor

#6 - Mandy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 23, 2013

Despite winning the lottery, Mandy's life is worse than ever. With Steve bound and gagged in the cellar, Helen ups her demands to stay quiet. As pressure mounts, Mandy makes a decision that could set her free from Steve for good. But even with 14 million in the bank, things don't always go to plan and freedom seems like an impossible dream. At Tom's house-warming there are announcements to be made.

star 8.12
17 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor

#7 - Sarah

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 2015

It's the day of Hazelwood Manor's grand opening. Dawn's shocked to discover that Spencer was the last person to see Amy alive, and the truth about her disappearance begins to unfold. Meanwhile, Lord Hazelwood tries to convince Julie to confess all to Sarah, or they risk losing everything.

star 7.84
19 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor

#8 - Sean

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 16, 2015

When a journalist uncovers new information about Amy's disappearance, a furious Andy takes the investigation into his own hands. Sean's past catches up with him and the syndicate is shocked to discover he is not what he seems. Meanwhile the staff's bid for Hazelwood Manor comes under threat.

star 7.76
25 votes
Directors: Dominic Leclerc
Writers: Kay Mellor

#9 - Tom

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 26, 2013

After his final course of IVF on the NHS is unsuccessful, lovable Tom is now able to afford the best private fertility care for him and his partner Natalie. He also has the money to find his estranged father and confront him for walking out on his mother when he was 10 years old. But sometimes the truth is a hard pill to swallow, and no amount of money can stop family and friends letting you down. Meanwhile, things are not quite right at Mandy's house and she is acting very strangely.

star 7.70
23 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor

#10 - Julie

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 30, 2015

The clock ticks for Amy's safe return, while the police question Andy about Nick. Lady Hazelwood tries to repair her marriage and Lord Hazelwood discovers news that will change his life forever. Meanwhile, Sarah and Sean turn detective and unravel more than they bargained for.

star 7.67
21 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor
Lord and Lady Hazelwood

#11 - Lord and Lady Hazelwood

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 23, 2015

As the race to find Amy alive gathers momentum, celebrations bring revelations about Lady Hazelwood's loyalty, and the Americans make Lord Hazelwood an offer he can't refuse. But who can he trust? The discovery of hidden belongings brings more questions - it's not only Sean who has secrets

star 7.58
26 votes
Directors: Dominic Leclerc
Writers: Kay Mellor

#12 - Godfrey

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 9, 2015

With Amy still missing, Dawn calls the police. All eyes turn to the last person to see her - Godfrey. Is he as harmless as he seems? Meanwhile, Lord Hazelwood's health takes a turn for the worse, and he asks Julie and Sarah for help. But are they too late?

star 7.48
25 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor

#13 - Rose

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 2, 2013

Now she's won the lottery Rose can take herself off the waiting list and buy some new knees! Her fantasy of fox-trotting around a ballroom again is fast becoming a reality. The publicity from the win has brought unwelcome attention and when Rose turns to fellow winner Mandy for help, it soon becomes clear that she is not the only one with problems.

star 7.38
21 votes
Directors: Dominic Leclerc
Writers: Kay Mellor

#14 - Luke

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 9, 2013

Having nearly given the whole £72 million away to a stranger in a bar, Becky is delighted to be reunited with her ticket and Luke. But now she is a millionaire and suddenly there are bigger fish to fry, like professional rugby player Matt Greco. As Becky goes from rags to riches can poor, sweet Luke really compete? And what will Becky do when she discovers that her father hasn't been working away after all?

star 7.36
22 votes
Directors: Dominic Leclerc
Writers: Kay Mellor

#15 - Becky

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 19, 2013

Having bought last night's Euro lottery ticket, Becky cannot remember what she did with it. So with all eyes, hands and ears to the ground, the hunt begins. But will the search be worth its weight in gold? £72 million says all their dreams can be realised, but as the reality sinks in for the staff at St Anthony's hospital the secrets, jealousy and betrayal start to pour out.

star 7.26
46 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor

#16 - Dawn

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 2, 2015

It's all hands on deck for the staff of Hazelwood Manor as the Americans arrive for the shoot. But are they there for business rather than pleasure? With their jobs in jeopardy, Godfrey thinks he has the answer - he believes he's cracked the lottery and they're going to win.

star 7.18
28 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor

#17 - Alan

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 16, 2013

When Alan wins the lottery, he gets a taste for the millionaire's lifestyle and the champagne that goes with it, leading him down a slippery slope as the booze starts to take hold. He can spend to his heart's desire, but all he really wants is someone to share his winnings with - and now he is a millionaire, maybe money can buy him love. When Mandy turns to Alan for help, Alan discovers the truth behind Steve's disappearance.

star 6.95
19 votes
Directors: Kay Mellor
Writers: Kay Mellor