High Hopes: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who\'s aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum\'s ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril\'s pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril\'s mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril\'s sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum\'s 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.
All or Nothing: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love. All or Nothing is set on a London working-class housing estate over a long weekend, and also tells the stories of a range of Phil and Penny's neighbors, some of whom become involved in the family's lives, and all of whom experience an emotional journey.
Skellig: Adapted from the Carnegie & Whitbread Award winning novel by David Almond.