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  • Season 1
    • The Reckoning
      Episode 8
      May endures a difficult labour, during which Dadda is forced to step in and deliver the baby. Soon after the birth, however, he rejects the newborn and his daughter, who falls into a deep depression, disappears from the family home, and even contemplates giving up her child to Mrs Brazendale

    • The Serpent
      Episode 7
      Iris, Ruby and May are angry when Dadda reveals that he is in love with a local school mistress, Miss Bird, they feel that he is betraying their mother's memory even when Dadda consults Queenie's spiritual mother and gets his dead wife's blessing. Elsewhere, Iris has a wants to become a nun, Ruby is seeing the local butcher, Joseph, and May starts dating lovelorn postman Frank. Then May drops a bombshell, she's pregnant Billy returns from a trip at sea with an exotic snakemoreless
    • The Release
      Episode 6
      As May makes every effort to conceal her condition, Ruby takes up with a group of newfound friends who introduce her to liberating modern ideas: feminism and vegetarianism. May, however, seeks release of a different sort from her predicament.
    • The Incredible Shrinking Lilly
      When Ruby becomes involved with a group of upper-class modern thinkers, she thinks she wants to become a vegetarian and releases butcher Joseph's pigs in protest but when the plan goes wrong, Ruby finds herself up before the magistrate. May becomes seriously ill and Ruby is forced to choose between her family or her new friends.moreless
    • The Sea
      Episode 5
      Billy feels a bit depressed so the rest of the family encourage him to visit a badly injured friend from the war, convinced it will cheer him up. The reappearance of Nazzer stirs up some difficult emotions for Billy, who tries to deny his feelings by going on a date with local girl Queenie. The two men fall in love and Nazzer even inspires Billy to overcome his fear of water But when Billy is ready to admit his feelings for his friend, it's too late. Meanwhile, May makes a shocking discovery whilst working for Father Melia, and worse is yet to come when she learns, that the Brazendales planned the whole thing.

    • The Tallyman
      Episode 4
      Mr Brazendale tries to win May back. Iris and Father Melia are thrown together as a virus threatens the street. Families are threatened to be torn apart but Dadda has a plan!
    • 1/26/07
      May gets her hopes up after posing for some photographs but things begin to get out of hand. Dadda fears the Orange parade will be a complete disaster.
    • The Thunderbolt
      Episode 2
      Iris' dreams of a life away from her family seem to be answered when a mysterious man arrives at the Moss household. Dadda and Ruby stubbornly stand in her way.
    • 1/12/07
      The family need to gather some money for the street party. It's Ruby who must go out and earn it but it stands in the way of her trying to enter the Olympics as a swimmer. Billy is the only one who can help but has suffering due to his traumatic experiences during the war. Ruby's big swimming break arrives and Billy's fear of water rears its ugly head. When the much-needed money fails to turn up, May is forced to perform at a gentlemen's club.moreless