Season 1, Episode 1: Naked20 August 2003
Mark finds it difficult to come to terms with the fact his girlfriend is a Naturist. At Byrony's parent's Wedding Anniversary Party, Mark finds himself in a difficult situation when he finds out everyone there is naked.
Season 1, Episode 2: Fierce27 August 2003
Season 1, Episode 3: Re-ignited3 September 2003
All Nige wants is to be a father. Unfortunately his girlfriend is not ready, so she breaks up with him. Not one to dwell on lost love, Nige uses Friends Reunited to track down an old flame who was extremely broody when he was going out with her.
Season 1, Episode 4: Sick17 September 2003
Every week Neil visits the hospital or doctor's, with a different set of symptoms each time. Is he really ill or a hypochondriac?
Season 1, Episode 5: Victoria24 September 2003
A chance encounter with an old schoolmate in London is far from an emotional reunion for Raff. Although they were far from friends at school, the encounter forces Raff and his girlfriend Rachel to re-evaluate their relationship. In the end however, Raff soon realizes, that time doesn't always change people
1 October 2003
Season 1, Episode 7: Loveless8 October 2003
Season 1, Episode 8: Bed Bugs9 October 2003
A young man runs away from his pregnant fiancée. He meets and falls in love Max. will he tell his girlfriend and come to terms with his homosexuality?
13 October 2004
Johnny suffers from ME and is prone to sudden tiredness and depression even when he looks in good health he can only be a few minutes away from being totally out of it. During a hospital visit he meets Martin, who is in a wheelchair and is angry and aggressive towards everyone else in the world. A minor scuffle between the two takes Johnny back to Martin's flat where he discovers that his new friend is angry at the world to the point where he is preparing a terrorist strike in his local bank to protest against society's views of those with illnesses.
10 November 2004
Story of an unlikely friendship between teenage boys.
Season 2, Episode 3: Tame1 December 2004
A man plans to murder his brother, taking him on a walk through the woods whilst planning on shooting him in the head.
27 October 2004
A shy man yearns to be king of the jungle in his workplace, with the help of his female friend he learns some techniques to improve himself.
Season 2, Episode 5: Snowman24 November 2004
Teenager Snowman gets in trouble after owing money to a local hardman.
Season 2, Episode 6: Cuckoos3 November 2004
Troubled eighteen year old, Sean, breaks into a house and holds its owners hostage. However, he ends up being held there himself.
1 December 2004
1 June 2005
As a favor to his east European girlfriend, Simon illegally smuggles her brother Arpoz into the country - but he's really her boyfriend.
23 August 2005
Season 3, Episode 3: Rockabye25 August 2005
A young man turns up unannounced at a seemingly respectable family home. He has come with the news of the family's only son, Jack who went missing as a young teenager. Who is this stranger, how does he know Jack and what does he want? The mother has not seen Jack for over 10 years yet she seems unhappy about this man's intrusion. Why is she not more welcoming? The father longs to hear the news of Jack and invites the stranger to stay for dinner. Things begin to unravel when he is introduced to Amy, a subdued young girl who is Jack's illegitimate daughter and the reason we are told Jack ran away those years ago. But now even darker family secrets emerge about the real reason Jack left and as accusations start to fly the true identity of the young man comes clear... and why has he come back home. Does he have the strength to stop history repeating itself once more?
29 August 2005
29 August 2005
Dougie is a 46 year-old Glaswegian Debt Collector who's seen and done it all. Dougie is also a Buddhist committed not just to clearing up unpaid bills but spiritual debts too. Gabriel is a skinny, sallow 18 year-old that you would probably write off as a waster but really is a young man with unrecognised potential. Now he's got a job interview with Dougie and is given a day's trial to prove he can cut it..and see if Dougie thinks him a worthy apprentice. If your idea of a first day at work involves picking up dog shite; listening to Dougie's Buddhist theories on life and love; sharing an 'office' which turns out to be a cupboard in a pub, complete with carpet, kettle and a Buddhist shrine and being ordered to find a replacement kidney for Willy the gnarled old barman, then Gabriel's and Dougie's story will seem like your average cowboy adventure. An ice box, a Stanley knife, a wanking postman, and Gabriel's nifty footwork with a donor card later, and the young apprentice has got the job! Dougie thinks he could be the yin to his yang. The Karma Cowboys are born.
Season 3, Episode 6: Randomer31 August 2005
22 April 2005
Paranoid British Muslim Woody Ali unwittingly winds up in America's notorious detention centre 'Camp Liberty'. Will the deranged Major Winchester force him to admit to a crime he didn't commit?
30 August 2006
Dressed as an angel divorced father Steve stages a roof-top protest when his ex-wife Jill denies him contact with their daughter Kiera but he falls off and ends up in hospital apparently in a coma. However he can move around in total invisibility, except to Kiera, who is pleased to see him. Soon though it becomes apparent why he was denied access to Kiera as he is indeed no angel.
31 August 2006
A group of youths hang out on the streets, 'happy slapping' passers-by and filming the results on a mobile phone. But gang member Danjah believes the leader Lethal has gone too far when he knocks a woman off her bike and when Lethal also goes for him and steals his phone Danjah decides to team up with rival gang leader Solid to teach Lethal a lesson.
7 September 2006
Depressed after being dumped by his girlfriend, Robin applies to a company called Paradise Adventures - they offer assisted suicide. Robin changes his mind and finds he cannot back out of the contract.
Season 4, Episode 4: Service4 September 2006
Danny has started work at a motorway service station where he befriends shop assistant Dawn and they speculate on their colleagues. It is night-time and the place is virtually empty when Councillor Merriam arrives in his Rolls Royce. As he sits down he is accosted by a nervous man asking him to reconsider a bribe he rejected from a building contractor. When Merriam refuses the scene is set for violence and murder.
Season 4, Episode 5: The Window29 August 2006
Moji dreams of being a window dresser but is suborned by her husband Samson and things start to look even worse for her when Samson's second wife arrives from Nigeria to live in their one-bedroomed Peckham flat with them. However the two women,rather than being rivals,form a bond and,after a public show-down at Samson's chieftancy ceremony,attain their independence,symbolised by Moji's display for the local charity shop window.
Season 4, Episode 6: The Trial28 August 2006
Four convicted murderers agree to take part in a sinister experiment.
Season 4, Episode 7: Stir It Up6 September 2006
Sixteen-year old Carmel helps her recently widowed mother,glamorous Collette,run the family guest house and is appalled when the merry widow decides to holiday in Barbados without her and even more outraged when Collette returns with her toy boy Lenos,who is only three years older than Carmel herself. The girl decides to lay a honey trap to expose his fickleness to her mother but instead the youngsters find themselves falling for each other.
5 September 2006
Mondo is a talented artist and creator of a violent animation featuring assassin, Jack Savage. When Mondo's boss Vicky plans on canceling his animation to create more mainstream animations Mondo develops a split personality were Mondo and Jack Savage blend into one.
16 November 2007
Fearful of losing their home, Toby decides not to tell the authorities that his mother has died.
Season 5, Episode 2: Scapegoat14 December 2007
Well-off city girl Laura thinks she has it made, until her sister Carly asks for her help.
Season 5, Episode 3: Imprints2007
A consultation takes place between a neurologist and an attractive young woman. She is trying to find out about her past, but the doctor has other intentions.
Season 5, Episode 4: 99, 1002007
Eoin and Aisling are best friends but they have become stuck in a rut. The discovery of an old ice cream van and its owner inside changes all that.
20 December 2007
On the eve of the birth of their first child, a couple spend a restless night questioning their relationship.
Season 5, Episode 6: Brussels22 February 2007
10 December 2007
Documentary-style film about autograph hunters, inspired by the real-life people who devote their lives to this hobby.
Season 5, Episode 8: Spoil22 February 2007
8 August 2008
A Thai woman arrives in London to begin a new life as wife to a British widow, but when left alone in the house begins to feel somebody intends to make her unwelcome.
Season 6, Episode 2: The Circle25 August 2008
A modern-day Western, The Circle is about redemption and revenge. Sirjad, a deeply traumatised man, draws a circle around a derelict, deserted petrol station and decrees that within this boundary he cannot be touched. When a half-dead woman collapses on the edge of his circle, he takes her in and discovers that they are both running from the same thing - a terrible massacre.
Season 6, Episode 3: Emo29 February 2008
Twenty-seven year old Vincent is taking his first faltering steps in the world after a breakdown. He gets a job at an out-of-town furniture store, far from his previous life in the ivory towers of Oxbridge. The staff is almost entirely composed of teenagers working summer jobs and Vincent finds himself pretending to be seventeen again in order to fit in.
11 August 2008
A bittersweet comedy, Lickle Bill Um deals with a mother and daughter relationship. Daughter has not managed to make as much of her life and resents her mother hugely because she has. Mum lives in a nice home, has friends, a membership to a bowls team, and a barking boyfriend - all of which the daughter doesn't. So daughter decides, as it's her thirtieth birthday, that she is going to deal with this inequality once and for all.
20 August 2008
Kings of London follows the fortunes of two teenage brothers both named Aristotle. The elder, known as Totes, is struggling to get his life on track whereas the younger one, Little Aristotle, has found success as the undisputed champion of the Ghetto Riders, a group of young black horsemen who race one another for money. When Totes gets into trouble with mobster Shy Talk, Little Aristotle is the only person who can save him.
13 August 2008
And Kill Them follows a platoon of new recruits through their first few weeks in an army training camp. When Lawrence's failure to fall into line begins to get him and his platoon into trouble, the peer pressure mounts. Strangely, he begins to see Scarlet, a pin-up poster on the wall of the barracks, apparently come to life, and his luck begins to change. Lawrence is convinced that she is his guardian angel, but Scarlet's agenda is much graver.
27 August 2008
Thinspiration is a story about anorexia set in the seventeenth century. Eva and Anna are young novices at an austere convent. When Anna takes the Lenten fast to extremes, her piety captivates the other nuns and wild rumours about her holiness begin to spread. In an effort to save her friend's life, Eva is forced to confront the culture that condones such hysteria.
Season 7, Episode 1: Adha Cup25 August 2009
A black and white production concerns the efforts of two bored social workers, Shahid and Ash, who reluctantly agree to reunite the cast of legendary Bollywood musical 'Pappa Kehta Hain' for a return performance at the Pakistan Centre where they work. Starting with an elderly singing barber they manage to locate most of the actors but the hardest part is tracking down the elusive hero Sajid Hussain.
1 September 2009
A family man puts on a stiff upper lip, while struggling inside to cope with the daily grind, after losing his daughter.
8 September 2009
A woman obsessed with breaking taboos seduces her own brother.
15 September 2009
Claudia is a school teacher who loves her job. She loves apples and oranges and is also torn between the two men in her life, both extreme in temperament - the shy, bookish writer Sam and Ashley, an extrovert record store owner with a future in music production. However, when Claudia finds herself pregnant, and is unsure who is the father, she has to exercise the most serious choice of her life.
22 September 2009
Young Neville is determined to provide his baby Rio,whom he snatches from her cocaine-addicted mother Shanna,in a crack house. However,when he loses his job and has to find a way to stump up for Rio's nursery fees. Neville decides that the best way to provide for his child is in fact to become a dope peddler.
29 September 2009
A Polish schoolgirl struggles to fit in when she moves to Glasgow, but things change when she meets a proud and reclusive old man.
12 August 2010
30 year old Hayley is diagnosed with a brain tumor, with the future in mind Hayley insists her husband goes on a series of blind dates to find a new partner.
Season 8, Episode 2: Half Term12 August 2010
Two teenage boys, Malik and Adam celebrate their half-term off school. Malik's brother, Jamal - a strict Muslim causes them concern due to his increasingly isolated and strange behaviour.
19 August 2010
Missy and Kim, are two very different sisters. Missy is a regular clubber, who dreams of bagging a footballer. Kim is hard at work studying for a law degree. When money gets tight, the two form a plan to get money from inside football tips.
19 August 2010
Luka Bartholomew cares for his bed-ridden mother in the run-down resort town of Porthpunnet. On his thirtieth birthday his mother hires a carer to give him a day off. On a wintry beach he meets Dan,another young man who lives in a camper van and shares his interest in art. Initially he sees Dan as a kindred spirit until Dan proves to be gay and makes a violent pass at him. Disillusioned and drunk,Luka meets middle-aged biker Phil,who gives him a pillion ride and offers to help him leave town. But by now Luka knows where his priorities lie.
Season 8, Episode 5: Boy2 September 2010
A young man makes friends with a pet mouse out of loneliness.
Season 8, Episode 6: Eclipse26 August 2010
Ben is captivated by his next door neighbour, Chloe - she toy with his affections, until a chance encounter with her doppelgänger which changes their relationship forever.
Season 8, Episode 7: Dip26 August 2010
A pickpocket (Jason) blackmails a Somalian immigrant, Asad, on a London night bus.
Season 9, Episode 1: Rough Skin11 July 2011
Released from prison after nine months Kelly goes to live with her over-attentive mother Linda,with whom she does not get on. After a visit to the housing office and meeting with boyfriend Sean,whom she dumps,she returns home. Linda is shocked to learn that Kelly is putting up her baby daughter for adoption when she,Linda,would have helped rear her. The two women argue but ultimately accept that they love each other and reconcile.
Season 9, Episode 2: Home18 July 2011
Homeless couple Tommy and Mary search for the enigmatic Howie, a friend from the streets who has seemingly disappeared. As they dig deeper on their quest, new, unsettling truths emerge.
Season 9, Episode 3: Micah25 July 2011
About to retire back to her native Nigeria Martha plans to leave her house to her successful younger son Micah,so neither of them are pleased when older brother Malachi,who walked out on them to be with 'Caribbean Queen', a girl Martha dislikes,reappears and wants to move back in,leading to the boys fighting. But at least Malachi is honest about his shortcomings,admitting them to Martha and winning back her love. Micah cheats to get on well at work and is dating his white boss Jenny,to whom he has lied about his situation. Soon he will have to explain himself to his mother.
Season 9, Episode 4: Food1 August 2011
In the near future a failure in global harvests has caused a food crisis and the collapse of British society. An official of the beleaguered government seeks out Alistair,leader of the underground but popular far right group the BBA,whose policy recommends deporting all non-British citizens. The official intends to poison Alistair and his quarrelling henchmen but the plan goes awry,giving Alistair an autonomy which is not what the government wanted.
Season 9, Episode 5: Magic15 August 2011
The local amateur magicians' group suspect that dominant chairwoman Felicity was responsible for the on-stage death of their revered founder,illusionist Tom Elstree,especially after his susceptible grandson Gary has has a message from beyond the grave. Thus they are all concerned when Felicity plans to wind the group down with a dangerous stunt that killed her beloved Pedro in 1989. But Felicity only wants to be with Pedro and just needs a little magic to help her.
Season 9, Episode 6: Geronimo6 September 2011
Jim and his son Barrie run a haulage firm but business is hardly booming and Barrie wants Jim to listen to his ideas to improve trade. When they travel to Newcastle in the middle of the night to pick up a load Barrie rightly suspects that it is illegal and Jim is arrested. It is down to the youngster to take drastic action and help his wayward father by destroying the evidence.
Season 9, Episode 7: Hooked12 September 2011
Terrified of looking old Maggie saves for a face lift but husband Adeel finds and confiscates the money. Maggie persuades her daughter Yolanda,a nurse,to help her with a Do It Yourself face-lift using fish hooks but this leads to her face getting infected. Waiting in the casualty department Yolanda reveals to her mother an awkward secret of her own whilst Adeel tells Maggie he loves her the way she is.
Season 10, Episode 1: New Cross2 July 2012
Shy,lonely 27-year old Carl is persuaded by his sex mad friends to go to a club,where he meets assured teen-ager Bailey. Initially resisting her advances he ends up in bed with her and is shocked to learn she is only fifteen. Aware that he is only a diversion for her he goes to her parents' house where she is having her sixteenth birthday party and they split. On the way home he is mugged.
9 July 2012
Gay teenager Ben returns from his first term at Sheffield University to his wintry seaside resort home and best friend, straight Lump. They help their friend, a kindly, foul-mouthed nun, organize Christmas activities for the elderly before Lump, unemployed and likely to be thrown out of home unless he joins the Army, admits to Ben that he is jealous of his friend's success. But Ben has his problems too and the pair seek comfort in each other's company as they see in the New Year with a box of sparklers.
Season 10, Episode 3: Camouflage16 July 2012
Make-up artist Annette shows people how to camouflage wounds and scars. Her latest client Riz has an unusual scar on his forehead and tells her he got it as a child soldier in the civil war in Sierra Leone where he lived before coming to London fifteen years ago. They become lovers and she tells him how she took up her profession as the result of a childhood incident. However a vengeful figure from Riz's past is determined to end their relationship violently.
30 July 2012
Belfast. Stable, contemporary Northern Ireland. Two teenagers are bullied at a bus stop and decide to bunk off school. But as the ghosts of conflict emerge, their brash youthful anarchy leads them towards a darker, older world, and from that towards an unexpected closeness.
6 August 2012
Cancer victim Jed is bitter as he is not eligible for free treatment because of the area in which he lives and he is unable to raise the money to pay for it. Then he meets fellow sufferer Mandy whose address entitles her to free medication. She suggests he move in with her and,although the relationship is rocky,they combine to register a public protest against the postcode lottery.
13 August 2012
Ex- KGB spy Dimitri comes to London to seek out Olesya,a ballerina who defected many years earlier and is now another man's widow. Dimitri is anxious to take up again with old flame Olesya but he is pursued by spy master Sukhov,who wants him to return to Russia and puts pressure on Olesya to persuade him,claiming that her family back in Russia are threatened. Dimitri decides to do the noble thing but has he been duped? And if so by whom?
Season 10, Episode 7: Colour20 August 2012
With her mother Sam suffering from a depressive mental illness 11 year old Holly learns to fend for herself. She is befriended by Andre,a Congolese boy who saves her from bullies and delights her with his colourful paintings. He gives Holly a beautiful red dress but this is a farewell present as he is returning to Africa. However,as Sam's condition worsens and Holly gets a new home she has Andre's paintings to cheer her up and remind her of their friendship.
Season 11, Episode 1: Henry1 July 2013
Harassed single parent Karen lives with her two year old son Henry and gets no help from the child's father. Lack of childcare costs her a job interview and she goes to a park,leaving Henry with Anna,another mother whilst she goes for a drink. In the bar she picks up Martin and goes home with him for - unsatisfactory - sex but on returning to the park she finds Anna has called the police to whom she must give her address. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise when Martin follows her home and proves to be a potentially sympathetic friend.
8 July 2013
Not only does Denise Johnson work at Mike's Burger Van she is the Mega-Mouthful Champion,who can take on all comers by eating a hundred and thirty six burgers in a row. Regular customer Tom - whom Denise fancies - suggests she enter a speed eating contest in Austin,Texas,paying her air fare whilst Mike sees to sponsorship. However Denise's selfish mother tries to dissuade her,telling her it is a waste of money and that Tom is only feigning affection for her as he wants her job. Tired of being told what to do Denise finally decides to act on her own impulses.
Season 11, Episode 3: Big Girl15 July 2013
Gemma is to be head bridesmaid when her mother Lynn marries her partner Paul and they both tell her she looks a 'big girl' in her pink dress. On the eve of the wedding she meets Hannah, once her best friend at school though the girls have been estranged for six months, each blaming the other. Hannah is to return to her native Sierra Leone next day but will not say why and refuses to get drunk and have sex with boys along with Gemma though they part on good terms. As the wedding day dawns Gemma realizes that Hannah is returning to Sierra Leone for the ritual of female circumcision and, in her pink dress, rushes to stop her, thus reuniting her with her erstwhile best friend.
Season 11, Episode 4: Doughnuts22 July 2013
Baz may be an assistant manager at a supermarket but he still lives rent free with his doting mother, is like a kid with his super motor and goes drinking with his colleagues - to the annoyance of his pregnant wife Roxy. When Baz goes out to play pool with his friends, rather than join Roxy house-hunting, she goes back to her mother. Baz misses his child's birth as he busy pursuing work-mate Sully, who has taken advantage of Baz's weakness to 'borrow' the store's van. However he appreciates that he must change in order to win Roxy back - and starts by selling his car. He even books a number of house viewings.
29 July 2013
Single parent Frances is a war correspondent in Afghanistan. Her teen-age daughter Sammy fears for her safety so she stages an accident in which she breaks her arm. Frances returns home but makes it clear that she wants to get back to the Middle East as soon as possible, causing Sammy to fake a burglary in which she steals Frances's passport. Mother and daughter have a bitter argument and it is down to Frances's mother Helen to inject the pair with a dose of reality.
5 August 2013
After drug-dealing gangster Jackie Junior is imprisoned for killing his father the respected Charlie determines to bring order to the Kilnamuck estate, inaugurating a nightly patrol to keep order. His niece Fiona, her admirer Van and their friend Eddie form one such patrol but, just as Van is about to declare his feelings for Fiona, they learn that Jackie has been released from prison early. They tell Charlie, who confronts Jackie and asks him to leave the area but Jackie counters by threatening to expose a secret from Charlie's past. When their friend Tommy is killed in a manner identical to Jackie's father as he was about to have a meeting with tanning shop owner Slick Rick the young trio investigate and accuse Jackie of being the murderer. Then somebody shoots Jackie dead. Van must protect Fiona before the real killer is punished after explaining his motives.
12 July 2013
Cynthia was once part of a medal-winning synchronized swimming team. Now she is elderly and, following a stroke, immobile, social worker Susan feeling she should go into a home. Cynthia's carer and grand-daughter, school-girl Ellie resists and, helped by her friend Cassia, they escape and move Cynthia into a deserted flat. However the old lady takes a turn for the worst, leaving the girls to try and recreate her former glory at the local swimming bath.
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