Nan's marriage is a bit rocky; Harvey joins the Air Ministry; Rita seeks a new home; Maggie wears a ring.
Leo gives Alfie's boxing career a push; Harvey is upset by his firm's refusal to give annual raises.
Frieda has a death in the family; Rita gets two business proposals; Maggie is tired of sharing Alfie with boxing.
Maggie meets a handsome market trader; Frieda returns from Paris and finds out about Harvey and Rita.
Veronica is pregnant; Harvey and Rita spend the night together; Nan is concerned about Geoff's drinking.
Harvey is accused of discrediting the local Labour Party; on New Year's Eve, an argument lands Leo in jail.
Shortages dim Christmas cheer in 1947; Erich feels persecuted by a public health inspector; Leo and Rita may win the dance championship.
The whole family is enthralled by Princess Elizabeth's wedding; Maggie falls in love again.
Frieda decides to have it out with Rita; Stanley is running wild; Nan meets an old friend.
Erich Gottleib snubs Harvey; Stanley matures; Monty Fish helps Harvey and attracts Frieda's attention.
The winter of 1947 is hard on everyone; Frieda is amorous; Mrs. Brandon learns Leo is backing Rita.
Frieda paints Harvey's portrait; a boyfriend invites Rita to a Christmas party; Rita wants success.
Nan receives an inheritance; Lou dumps Maggie; Stanley wins a composition prize.
Harvey gets a job in a legal office; Rita fears Monty is just using her; Maggie gets a new job.
Harvey hates his job; Monty puts black-market gear in Rita's flat; older boys pummel Stanley.
After a narrow escape, Rita quits as a barmaid; Harvey gets in a back-room card game; Maggie takes up nursing.
Harriet sends Harvey a Dear John letter; Rita becomes a hotel barmaid; Lou gets tuberculosis.
Lou decides to squat in a London hotel; Harvey makes plans for Nan to move, but she barricades herself in; an unexploded bomb threatens Nan.
Out of prison, Lou picks up with Maggie; Harriet wants Harvey to get a divorce; Nan mulls emigration; Stanley disappears on an outing.
Harvey enters politics; Lou is miserable in prison; a tailor courts Maggie, but the romance founders.
Maggie is pregnant; Nan takes ill; an appeal to the Labour Club for passage of the National Health Service has an unexpected result.
A man working for racketeer Connie eyes Rita; Lou's police troubles upset Maggie; Harvey makes a deal with Connie to get rid of Rita's admirer.
Harvey hates his new job; Stanley has a chance of getting into another school; Lou gets Maggie a dubious job.
Harvey decides not to disillusion Stanley; Maggie and Lou feel an immediate attraction.
RAF clerk Harvey Moon returns to London's East End in 1945; his children are happy, but his wife is not.