Drama series. When Joe says the word 'autistic' for the first time, seeing it as something bad, Paul and Alison know they need to talk to him about it.
Two years on, in the idyllic landscape of the Lake District, seven-year-old Joe is growing up and changing. He has started to notice he's different from other kids. And when he says the word 'autistic' out loud, seeing it as something bad, Alison and Paul know they must talk to their son. But how do they broach the subject with a child for whom language is already a struggle? And how do they respond to the news that Joe is struggling at school far more than they thought?
Also growing up is Joe's sister, Rebecca. Now 19, she's been travelling round Africa on a gap year and crashes back into the family home with a backpack, a tattoo and a boyfriend, James. Having met Rebecca's family, and her kid brother, James can't wait to get away again. But it's clear Rebecca has other ideas.
Two years after splitting from Nicola, Eddie is the one that got away. He has a new life in Manchester, with a flat and a good job. But he can't quite shake the old Eddie off, not least because Nicola keeps dragging him back to the Lakes. Having never told her parents that she and Eddie are divorced, Nicola is horrified when they turn up for a surprise visit.
Maurice is feeling awkward too when he finds himself on old flame Louise's doorstep. They've hardly spoken in two years, but all that's about to change when Louise's son Ralph applies for a job at Scott's Brewery.
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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Alison Hughes||Morven Christie|
|Paul Hughes||Lee Ingleby|
|Eddie Scott||Greg McHugh|
|Nicola Daniels||Vinette Robinson|
|Joe Hughes||Max Vento|
|Rebecca Hughes||Molly Wright|
|Maurice Scott||Christopher Eccleston|
|Gary Mallard||Craig McDonald-Kelly|
|Terry Norris||George Bukhari|
|Mr Elliot||William Fox|
|Mrs Hankin||Erin Shanagher|
|Mrs Payne||Marie Critchley|
|Sarah Hibbs||Gemma Paige North|
|Emily Scott||Emelia Rae Levy|
|Grace Daniels||Clare Holman|
|Vincent Daniels||Jude Akuwudike|
|James Thorne||Aaron Pierre|
|Louise Wilson||Pooky Quesnel|
|Ralph Wilson||Leon Harrop|
|David Nowak||Adam Wittek|
|Pavel Kaminski||Tommie Grabiec|
|Dr Graves||Daniel Cerqueira|
|Sophie Berwick||Lucy Gaskell|
|Mark Berwick||Travis Smith|
|Production Company||Fifty Fathoms Productions Ltd|