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.
In 1984, the miners' strike dominates the country; Mary and Tosker clash with with their policeman son on the picket lines; Nicky returns to Newcastle.
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.
In 1970, Geordie and Nicky meet in London, but they are both trailed by the police; Tosker expands his business; Mary moves into politics.
Geordie is the king of Soho strip clubs; Nicky becomes an anarchist; Tosker and Geordie share a night that will change their lives forever.
Nicky becomes disenchanted with politics; Mary and Tosker's marriage falters; Geordie gets a new job with a Soho pornographer.
Nicky aggressively campaigns for prime minister-elect Harold Wilson, neglecting his childhood sweetheart, Mary; Geordie hitchhikes to London.