Set on a Manchester housing estate, it follows a family with six kids, age 20 to about 3, and their feckless, alcoholic, on-again off-again father Frank. Frank lives up the road with his agoraphobic girlfriend Sheila, and mother Monica left the family years ago to live with Norma.
The writing is just brilliant - although the characters are violent, prone to crime and very often rude and dodgy as hell, this is the only show at which I have laughed out loud and then cried every episode. It walks the line between tragedy and comedy perfectly.
Any other fans out there?
Edited by goo, Jul 1, 2006 @ 4:52 AM.