As couples start work on their second guest bedrooms, a serious safety breach occurs and someone is thrown off program for good.
The year is 1987. Nicky and Mary are now married and living in Newcastle. However, whilst on a trip to London, Nicky has a brief affair with a young woman. Whilst there he is amazed when he bumps into Geordie, who is now living rough on the streets of London. Felix is admitted to a home. Meanwhile, Tosker and Elaine’s lifestyle is under serious threat when the stock market collapses…
The year is 1984. The miner’s strike is in full swing and Anthony (Daniel Casey), who is now a policeman, is fully involved in the struggle. Felix has started to develop Alzheimers, whilst Nicky is working as a photographer again. Tosker is now married to Elaine and his business ventures are doing well. Mary, who is now a qualified lawyer and Deputy Leader of the council, and Nicky become close again…
The year is 1979. Nicky has put himself forward as the Labour candidate in the general election but he faces tough opposition from Tory candidate Claudia Seabrook (Saskia Wickham) and her team, who intend Nicky’s past actions to catch up with him. Nicky is living in the Willow Lane flats as is Geordie who has finally returned to Newcastle. Anthony, Tosker and Mary’s son, is displaying behavioural difficulties whilst Tosker falls for a woman called Elaine…
The year is 1974. Geordie is released from prison having served a four year sentence. He tries to hunt down Benny but does not succeed in exacting his revenge. Meanwhile Nicky is back in Newcastle living with his parents. Whilst Tosker’s business is becoming successful but his marriage to Mary is falling apart, especially now she that she is training to be a lawyer…
The year is 1970. Tosker visits Geordie in London and is given a loan by Benny. On his return to Newcastle he buys a shop. Geordie is becoming unhappy working for Benny. Nicky is also in London where he is living with Helen and their anarchist friends. They are busy planning some terrorist activities…
The year is 1967. In Newcastle, Mary and Tosker are having further difficulties with their marriage and life in the poorly made Willow Lane flats. Whilst Nicky has become a photographer and started dating a woman called Helen Windsor. In London, Geordie has become Benny Barratt’s right hand man as he expands his nightclub and porn empire. Benny is involved in various deals with corrupt Met officers to keep the police off his back. Geordie is also living dangerously as he is sleeping with Benny’s girlfriend Julia…
The year is 1966. Nicky is now working as Austin Donohue’s PR man, but is unhappy with his work duties and Austin’s ethics. Mary and Tosker are living in a hastily made tower block development built by John Edwards, a friend of Austin. Mary is unhappy in her marriage, whilst Tosker is trying his hand at a music career. Meanwhile in London, Geordie is working for Benny Barratt, a nightclub manager who also runs some sex shops. Barratt is having difficulties with the Metropolitan Police…
The year is 1964. Nick Hutchinson returns from America, where he has been involved in civil rights movements, to his parent’s home in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. There he catches up with his girlfriend Mary Soulsby and his best mate Geordie Peacock. Geordie is keen that Nicky forms a band with him and his friend Tosker Cox. However, Nicky is more interested in taking part in the run-up to the 1964 General Election, helping one of his father’s old friends, Eddie Wells. Mary tires of Nicky’s lack of attention and becomes involved with Tosker. Geordie meanwhile gets a girl pregnant and decides to leave Newcastle for London…
Alfie realises he can’t go on teaching without his beloved class and quits Abbey Grove.
Alfie never passed his biology GCSE, so he must resit the exam with his own class.
After running him over, Alfie and his class raise funds for the caretaker’s surgery.
It’s sports day and Fraser has hired the most inappropriate new teacher to oversee events.
Alfie tries to attend a book group, a LARPing club and a leaving party at the same time.
With the threat of a staff redundancy the teachers of Abbey Grove go on strike.
When Abbey Grove is plunged into financial ruin can Alfie come up with a plan to save it?
Mr Fraser organises a guest speaker for Drugs Awareness Day, to Miss Gulliver’s annoyance.
For Valentine’s Day, Mr Fraser plans a special Take Me Out to help shy kids find love.
Abbey Grove is rocked by the news that deputy headmistress Miss Pickwell is dead.
Alfie is shocked when a charming new American teacher takes over his class.
It’s the Abbey Grove swimming gala and Alfie’s class compete in the synchronised diving.
Pickwell has designs on getting Fraser’s job, and it is election time at Abbey Grove.
Alfie steps in as coach when Abbey Grove takes on the local public school at football.
On a school trip, Alfie and Gulliver take their pupils to a petting zoo and ink museum.
A new computer game craze hits Abbey Grove School, affecting both pupils and staff.
Parents are worried about the impending arrival of the French exchange students.