Based on a true story from the 1980's, the award winning "Out of Depth" is a hard-hitting, contemporary expose of the South London underworld. It tells the tragic story of misguided good intentions, of family love and the personal hopes and fears that lay behind several gangland killings. Paul Nixon (Sean Maguire) has grown up with the poverty and violence that is part and parcel of life in certain parts of South London. Now in his twenties, Paul has a job in the media and a successful girlfriend, Sarah (Josephine Butler). He is on the way up. When his Mother (Rita Tushingham) is attacked, however, instinct tells Paul that he must exact revenge, but when Pussycat Lenny (Nicholas Ball), the professional villain he hires to carry out the beating asks for a favour in return, Paul is sucked into a life of drugs, violence and death.