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Gaynor Faye - The Syndicate 4

Gaynor Faye will be playing Cheryl in the new stand-alone series of the popular BBC One drama The Syndicate.

From the pen of the BAFTA award-winning writer Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, Fat Friends, In The Club and Girlfriends) the series showcases a stellar cast and is produced by Rollem Productions for the BBC.

When the owners of Woodvale Kennels announce they are selling the business to a large
corporate chain, the staff are devastated to realise they may well be out of a job. As the staff’s future is thrown into question the weekly lottery looks like the only lifeline to gambling addict Keeley. So when she checks the ticket with local newsagent Frank and the machine goes off she is ecstatic! But is everything as it seems and will our syndicate get what’s rightfully theirs? Set between Yorkshire and Monaco, we see our kennel workers spend every last penny they own to see justice done.

In true Mellor-drama style this ‘cat-and-mouse’ thriller is peppered with the comedy, pathos and high-drama audiences have come to expect from The Syndicate.

Kay Mellor comments: “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. This series is a brand-new
story about a syndicate of low paid kennel workers who think they’ve won the lottery but
have been robbed of their ticket. The chase to confront the culprit takes us to the wealthy
French Riviera where the young syndicate find themselves well out of their depth.”

Gaynor Holmes, Executive Producer for the BBC says: “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.”

Following the UK premiere, the series will premiere exclusively as a BritBox Original Co-
Production in the U.S. and Canada.