Geordie escapes from prison; unrest on local estates; Tosker performs karaoke; Nicky confronts his father.
Tosker and Mary become grandparents; Mary and Nicky's marriage strains; work consumes Tosker; Geordie becomes a homeless alcoholic.
The miners strike; Mary worries about her son.
Tosker's business succeeds; Mary becomes a lawyer; Nicky, a candidate for Parliament; Geordie sells drugs.
Nicky helps Eddie Wells fulfill a dream; Mary and Tosker's careers divide them; Geordie seeks revenge.
The police close in on Geordie and Nicky.
A dream home falls apart; Geordie sells pornography; Nicky turns to anarchy.
Nicky is disenchanted with work; Mary is unhappy with marriage; Geordie loses his job.
The lives of four Newcastle friends.