Three married couples, 'superior' council-house dwellers, regard themselves as a close-knit family, a team, despite their generally concealed jealousies. When one of their daughters, Sandra, announces she is pregnant and intends to live unmarried with her student lover, Tim, the news explodes like an atom bomb. Tim himself is unhappy about the arrangement and tries to make Sandra realise she now has responsibilities, but she walks our on them all.Performers Pauline Daniels (Betty), Michael Starke (Syd), Andrew Schofield (Ted), Neil Caple (Tommy), Joanna Monro (Reeny), Sophie Stanton (Vera), Ray Newe (John), Stephen Fletcher (Tim), Annabelle Dowler (Sandra).
Author Willy Russell. Producer Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Director Glen Walford. Design Ellen Cairns. Lighting Mark Dymock.