From award-winning screen writer Kay Mellor, The Chase is set within a struggling Yorkshire veterinary practice. It stars Keith Barron, Gaynor Faye and Nicola Stephenson as a family of vets serving the fictional local community of Oxley. George Williams (Keith Barron) heads the practice with his daughter Anna (Gaynor Faye) and her husband Tom (Nicholas Gleaves). George's second daughter Sarah (Nicola Stephenson) lives in London, where she moved following the death of her mother - and the discovery of Tom in a compromising situation with one of the surgery nurses, Fiona (Heather Peace). But George has found a new wife, Claudie (Michelle Holmes). At his wedding reception he announces his retirement leaving an eight-month pregnant Anna with a struggling business, an estranged sister, one vet down, one vet defecting to the local opposition and a list of operations as long as her arm.