The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
Tony is a smart-ass, super-confident 17-year-old, with the good-looking girl on his arm and ability to charm most other females he encounters. He launches a scheme to help his friend Sid lose his virginity before his birthday, whilst making a little profit on the side. However his plan quickly unravels, leaving the friends with a dilemma which requires an urgent solution.
If the world wasn't strange enough, this episode perceives the world through the eyes of Cassie. A world in which you receive messages through your food. A world in which the guy you are interested in only has eyes for your best friend, who only has eyes for his best friend. And a world in which the only person you can talk to is your taxi driver. Welcome to the calm in storm of the surreal.Jal
Time to get to know the girl behind the clarinet. Whereas the rest of her family make their mark by spitting out rhymes to booming base beats, Jal seeks solace from the chaos all around her in the classical tunes flowing over her single reed. Although seemingly trying to keep a controllable distance from the adolescent conundrum that the 21st century teenagers have created around her, it is not long before she is sucked into the whirlwind of her surroundings. But can the resulting destruction create something better?Chris
Happy-go-lucky party animal Chris wakes up one morning with a hangover and an erection. Nothing unusual there. Until he discovers a grand in cash and a note from his mum saying she's gone away. So, like any not-so-average pill-popping 17 year old, Chris embarks on a bender to end all benders. But what do you do after you've thrown the mother of all parties and blown all the money? Well, you sell everything that isn't nailed down and go again - and just hope that everything else will start to make sense. Sometimes though, life can make a little more sense than you want…
Sid is in trouble. Deep trouble. He's failing at everything. His history coursework hasn't made the grade and he's only got a week to deliver something decent or he'll fail the year. And, of course, he's as sexually frustrated as ever and can't get his best friend's girlfriend, Michelle, out of his head. Will Sid ever buckle down and focus on his future, will his dad ever give him a break, and will he ever wake up to Tony's manipulative ways?Maxxie and Anwar
The sixth form history class go to Russia on a study trip,where their bus breaks down and their drug-smuggling exploit goes awry. Anwar disapproves of Maxxie's homosexuality but,after Anwar has tried to smuggle local girl Ankar into their hostel and Maxxie has helped him against Ankar's outraged husband,comes to respect him. However,following a stand-off and police intervention teacher Tom is forced to pay money to placate the locals - which turns out to be a scam to fleece naive visitors.Michelle
Furious with Tony after his numerous infidelities, Michelle ends their relationship and begins an affair with the son of Cassie's doctor. Desperate to get back with Michelle, Tony uses explicit photographs of the guy's sister to drive a wedge between the two lovers.Effy
Things get dark as Tony's silent little sister, Effy, goes missing. Desperate to find Effy, can Tony rely on any of his old friends, or have they all shunned him forever?Finale
It's Anwar's birthday, but he's still not talking to best friend Maxxie. Sid thinks he might have been an idiot with regards to Cassie. Cassie escapes from the madhouse. Angie and Chris get unexpected visit, which might swing both ways. Tony and Michelle are still not speaking each other. Effy's still not speaking to anyone, but she's there to point that out to Tony and support Michelle. Everything comes to ahead during Anwar's birthday celebration in 'Seymours'.