A woman temporarily moves in with her father to care for him after he suffers a stroke, leaving her helpless husband (Timothy Spall) at home to fend for himself. But not for long, as a lonely coworker (Ruth Jones) starts looking after him and paying an inordinate amount of attention to the hopeless and suddenly available man. Ger Ryan.
A recovering alcoholic (Stephen Graham) reveals to his support group about the moment his drinking woes began, which involved an armed robbery at a betting parlor where he was manager. His life is further complicated when he learns he has a teenage son who has Down Syndrome.
A bigoted chef (Joseph Mawle) reevaluates his hatred of ethnic minorities after he rescues a young Polish girl from a fire and begins to have feelings for her destitute but attractive mother. Tanya Moodie, Julia Krynke, Steve Marsh.
A young British private (Jonas Armstrong) stationed in Afghanistan returns home after an on-duty field incident that leaves him physically and emotionally scarred and has him questioning whether his actions were the correct ones under the circumstances.