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Back to Life

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

Available for 4 months

Miri is doing her best to integrate back into life in her small home town, having spent the past 18 years in prison. But with the graffiti still fading on the fence outside and a rather unsavoury parcel in the morning post, the community are making it very clear that she is not welcome.

Miri is undeterred as she prepares for her first day of work at Nathan’s fish and chip shop, intent on making a success of her fresh start. But how will the locals react to her new role at the already unpopular shop?

Meanwhile, Miri’s childhood best friend Mandy is eager to rebuild their old friendship, but it will be harder than she thinks to win back Miri, who is hurt by how her ex-best friend acted in the aftermath of that terrible night all those years ago.

Despite her best efforts, Miri struggles to adjust to her new job, and her socially awkward boss Nathan is clearly unnerved by her past. On top of that, her increasingly persistent ex-boyfriend Dom is evidently incapable of having a platonic relationship, and the not-so-passive aggression between her parents builds. Perhaps Miri needs a friend more than she realises. Her next-door neighbour Billy offers a glimmer of hope. However, his attempts to kindle a friendship bring back unwelcome memories for Miri. Show less

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