An expecting couple struggle to stay afloat while life accumulates. Together they battle public scandal, imminent birth, unexpected death, and endless trips to Mothercare.
Rebecca and James are pregnant.
As Rebecca’s head fills with dreams of ice-cream and pregnancy yoga, and James looks forward to nursery shopping at IKEA, they thought reports of a first grandchild would be the biggest surprise of Christmas. Rebecca’s dad trumped them though, with the news of his arrest -- for cottaging in a tube station toilet.
A pillar of his community, Howard is denying the charges and is pursuing a publicity campaign to clear his name -- a campaign boosted through an unlikely alliance with James's hippy-ish parents.
His parents’ involvement reminds James of being a child in a house where there was always a cause more important than him, and he's doubting he’ll know how to be a good father. But he can’t talk to Rebecca about it, as a scandal in his own past is threatening his future.
Rebecca doesn’t know what to believe, and what it means if the charges are true. It’s as bewildering to her as her mum, Penny, who seems more concerned about Rebecca’s baby clothes making a comeback than her husband’s sexuality.
Can the couple face up to the fact that parents are people too?