One of the BBC's most popular drama series of the 1970s, "The Brothers" followed the lives of the Hammond family and their successful road haulage company. Robert Hammond has just died. Beloved father, husband and chairman of a lucrative trucking company, his heart failed him whilst'doing the nasty' with his secretary... Eldest son Edward had just prepared to take over the business when the funeral delivered a shock. Robert had split his fortune four ways - to all three brothers and his secretary Jennifer. Edward is a chip-off-the-old-block, gruff and no nonsense. Brian is an accountancy wizard with a domineering wife. David is a "second class honours, first class layabout" arts graduate. And Jennifer has revealed the biggest secret of all - her and Robert's love child. How will these unlikely bedfellows pull together to save the business and secure a profit? In this series mother Mary is determined to drive a wedge between the increasingly flirty Edward and Jennifer; strike action threatens the business; and the firm sinks deeper into debt.