Popular Kirklees attraction to feature in new series of TV drama

Viewers of the new series of hit BBC drama The Syndicate, which returns to TV screens next week, might spot some familiar sights.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 5:00 pm
The new series of hit BBC drama The Syndicate begins on Tuesday, March 30. Photo: BBC/Rollem Productions. Photographer: Ben Blackall

Set between Yorkshire and Monaco, the upcoming new series will tell the story of a group of kennel-workers who get lucky with their shared lottery tickets.

With much of the series shot in Yorkshire in late 2020, the filming process inevitably faced a number of challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, with the invaluable help and support of local institutions, businesses and well-known locations in the region, the new series was able to be completed and is ready to air.

Among the institutions and businesses central to production, Bradford University was one of the many locations used for filming.

The university building doubled up for the hospital scenes in the show.

Other familiar Yorkshire locations such as the Victorian Quarter in Leeds and the picturesque Ilkley were also used for various scenes.

Elsewhere, other well-known locations used in the upcoming series include Grange Park in Ilkley, Otley Market Place, Surprise View in Otley, Oakwell Hall in Birstall, Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the Beatles Museum in Liverpool.

Written by BAFTA-award-winning writer Kay Mellor, the stellar cast-list includes Neil Morrissey, Katherine Rose Morley, Kieran Urquhart, Liberty Hobbs, Taj Atwal and Emily Head.

The new series of The Syndicate starts at 9pm on Tuesday, March 30, on BBC One.