The Syndicate Series 2 Episode 2 (BBC) Review

The second episode of The Syndicate brings us a powerful story of family and identity, and whether the two are mutually exclusive. We follow Tom, who is desperate to start a family with his wife Natalie while all the while searching for his deadbeat dad. Before they received the news of their lottery win, Tom and Natalie had used up their three cycles of IVF covered by the NHS, and were now faced with a hefty £5,000 fee for each new attempt. What this series of The Syndicate has done really well is included lots of everyday, yet monumental, problems that audience members can identify with. Last week we saw the toll of domestic abuse and teenage motherhood, next week it seems we’ll be dealing with benefit fraud, but here we’re simply looking at one couple’s desperate attempt to start a family by any means necessary. READ MORE...

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