The critically acclaimed and hugely popular BBC One drama.


When the owners of Woodvale Kennels announce they are selling the business to a larger company, the staff are devastated to realise they may well be out of a job. 

As the team’s future is thrown into question the weekly lottery looks like their only lifeline. So when the friends check the ticket and the machine goes off they are 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.


At the crumbling stately home of Hazelwood Manor, life for its few remaining downstairs staff is about to take a dramatic leap upstairs, when their small syndicate beats the unlikely odds and wins the lottery.

Overlooking the seaside town of Scarborough, the once impressive manor has been in the family of Lord Hazelwood since his ancestors built it in the 18th century. There used to be more than thirty staff at the house, but now, with a mounting debt of £6.5 million and counting, there are just five remaining since Lord and Lady Hazelwood were forced to let the others go.

Gardener and math enthusiast Godfrey, housekeeper Sarah, cleaner Dawn, cook Julie and gamekeeper-come-groomsman Sean all have to pitch in and do more than one job just to keep the household running smoothly. Now Lord Hazelwood’s health is failing and the second Lady Hazelwood and her son Spencer are more concerned with maintaining their lifestyle than sorting out the estate’s disastrous finances.

With the future of Hazelwood in question and their jobs on the line, the unthinkable happens - the staff wins the lottery! This touching drama from BAFTA award-winning writer Kay Mellor follows the highs and lows of their journey from downstairs to upstairs… There are now 14.5 million reasons why the lives, and loves, of the staff of Hazelwood Manor are about to change beyond recognition - but will the dream of instant riches be different from the reality?

"When the name Kay Mellor is attached to a television project, you know exactly what you are going to get - fascinating, relatable characters, a great storyline and a plot with plenty of twists and turns.” STAR MAGAZINE
"A stellar cast introduce an upstairs, downstairs twist to the third series.” TV TIMES
"A thrilling reversal of fortunes which throws up more than a few twists and turns along the way. Settle in for a treat…” THE PEOPLE, LOVE SUNDAY
"Gripping stuff." THE DAILY MAIL


Seasons 3 & 4: 12 x one hour


2015 & 2021


Rollem Productions




Kay Mellor


Kay Mellor, Dominic Leclerc

Executive Producers

Kay Mellor, Yvonne Francas, Richard Lever, Polly Hill


Neil Morrissey, Emily Head, Taj Atwal, Katherine Rose Morley, Kieran Urquhart, Liberty Hobbs, Lenny Henry, Cara Theobold, Anthony Andrews, Alice Krige, Elizabeth Berrington, Melanie Hill, Richard Rankin, Sam Phillips

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