Sisters Sharon and Tracy lead contrasting lifestyles but both have to adapt to life without husbands Chris and Darryl, jailed for 12 years for armed robberies.
Sisters Sharon and Tracey have to come to terms with their husbands imprisonment for armed robbery and explain things to Tracey's son Garth.
Tracey gets into hot water over money and returns to her old job at a supermarket, while Sharon spreads her wings.
Tracey thinks she is pregnant and is persuaded to go to a Harley Street specialist by her neighbour Dorien, but the visit leads to confusion all-round.
Dorien invites Tracey to a party under false pretences, while Sharon has a close encounter with the DHSS!
Tracey seeks revenge when she reads a letter that Darryl sent to another woman, Sharon may read a book.
What are the prospects of a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year for Tracey and Sharon while their other halves are banged up at Her Majesty's pleasure.
The sisters turn to Dorien and a variety of different plumbers when their central heating goes west.
Dorien's husband is looking for a cheaper car, her suggestion is that he buys Darryl's Jag. Sharon decides to make money by flogging perfume.
Environmentally, Sharon's green; with Darryl still in prison Tracey's blue and when son Garth brings home a friend from boarding school Sharon thinks he might be a touch pink. Show more
To experience Darryl's ordeal in prison, Tracey decides to make her own prison in the attic.
Essex sisters and convicts' wives Sharon and Tracey are faced with a dilemma when they see someone they know commit a crime.
When Tracey arranges a party to sell perfume, Sharon discovers some furry gatecrashers.
Sharon goes to the aid of a man who has been mugged and they start an illicit relationship.
Sharon wants to use Darryl's vote in a local by-election but Tracey insists she pays for it.
Darryl can't trust Tracey to visit Gerald, her handsome hypnotherapist, and his fears are right.
As Sharon nears her 30th birthday her future looks as bleak as her past. She decides to go on an 18-30 holiday with an old neighbour.
Darryl is taken to hospital with appendicitis and plans to escape to spend the night with Tracey. Tracey decides not to tell Sharon but Dorien finds out.
When Tracey invites an old schoolfriend, Trish, to stay, Sharon is afraid she may be thrown out when Darryl returns.
Sharon is faced with an impossible choice when her husband Chris tells her he is seriously ill.