Love Hurts charts the everyday life, loves and pains of an "odd couple". As the mismatched pair try to figure out how to have a relationship that doesn't hurt, they discover that love isn't always quite that simple.
Strictly Business: Six months after Tessa Piggott (Zoe Wanamaker) walked away from her lover, Frank Carver (Adam Faith), the offer of a challenging new job at a charitable foundation proves an unexpected means for them to be together again: a strictly business relationship, of course. Cold Comfort: Out in Russia, Tessa is charting Frank's progress with the first Baumblatt Foundation project with his attractive Russian colleague, Marisha (Joanna Kanska). The Max Factor: Tessa wants to discuss their relationship, but Frank for his part, is avoiding the issue. Your Money Or Your Life: A trip to Russia to check out a Baumblatt Foundation fast food project throws Frank and Tessa together in a way they could never have anticipated. Band Of Gold: After the euphoria of Russia, Frank and Tessa return to England back to the realities married life. Face The Music: A Baumblatt Foundation trip to Bulgaria causes a seemingly irreparable rift between Frank and Tessa whereas Diane's (Jane Lapotaire) work for the Foundation proves unexpectedly romantic. If The Cap Fits: Frank and Tessa are planning for the future, Diane is organising Jonathan's Bar Mitzvah and Max (Tony Selby) is in deep trouble. Just A Bit Of Business: Russian oil causes troubled waters in Frank and Tessa's working relationship. For A Few Dollars More: Tessa's urgent visit to Moscow to rescue a Baumblatt Foundation project turns out to be a mission to save children in need with Frank's help. Love For Sale: Frank and Tessa play parents when some Russian orphans come to stay on a farm in England as part of a Baumblatt Foundation project.