All five episodes from the 12th series of the BBC drama created by Jimmy McGovern. Each episode tells a self-contained contemporary story in which the characters have reached a turning point in their lives and are trying to move on. McGovern's themes are dark and disturbingly close to home, the issues complex and provocative. They range from a long-lost father to a secret family; from finding a new lease of life to harmful neglect. With humour and sincerity, these standalone dramas tell touching stories of people at a crossroads.
1. Wedding Day It's Ben's big day but there's a hitch when his father, who was thought to be dead, arrives at the church.
2. Secret Life Struggling to come to terms with her father's death is made even more difficult for Hollie when she learns about his secret second family.
3. Get Fit or Try Lying A retiree finds a new lease of life when his daughter surprises him with a course of fitness sessions on his birthday.
4. Hungry to Learn
Gifted teenager Marine has her bright future jeopardised by the threat of being made homeless.
5. More Than Words When hearing-impaired Rosie is told her deafness is getting worse, she is desperate to learn sign language but faces opposition from her husband.