Louise and Maurice are shaken when an unwelcome visitor arrives on the eve of Ralph’s wedding. Mark and Joe test Paul and Sarah’s liberalism when they strike out on their own.
When Rebecca goes into labour, it falls to Joe to help his sister. Alison makes a decision about Ben, Paul makes Mark an offer, and Maurice has a big question for Louise.
Following Joe's autism diagnosis Paul, Alison and Rebecca clash over how best to deal with his first weeks at school. Maurice tries to avoid his singing teacher. Show more
A show at Joe's old school brings his family members together. As Joe takes the stage, it is clear what they mean to him. Show more
The extended Hughes family reunites for Joe's fifth birthday party. Tensions soon rise when it's suggested that Joe has communication problems. Show more
Alison is hit hard when Joe's helper Maya looks set to be deported. Paul and Eddie discover their wives both want different things. Show more
Joe starts his first day at a specialist school. Louise reveals a truth about her son Ralph to a shocked Maurice. Vincent attempts to atone for his misdemeanours. Show more
Alison brings the family together when she organises a sponsored walk for Joe. Paul gets a surprise from Sarah, and Maurice feels rejected by Ralph.
Joe causes concern at school as he becomes fixated on his teacher, Heather. Paul helps Mark in his bid to join the army, and Rebecca sets the family straight about her pregnancy.
Maurice and Eddie lock horns on a kids camping trip. Paul tries to forge a connection with Joe. Rebecca interrupts Alison’s date with Ben to confront her about motherhood.
Paul's feelings about his son's autism emerge when Nicola makes a film of Joe's behaviours. Eddie reaches D-Day with Holly, while Maurice makes a shocking proposal. Show more
Alison brokers a peace with Paul in time for the gastropub opening, but plans for their big day are ruined when Joe goes missing. Show more
Alison gets a blast from her past when speech and language therapist Maggie arrives to assess Joe. For the family, it is time to face some uncomfortable truths.
An impromptu attempt to win Joe some friends leads to a breakthrough moment for Alison, but how long can it last? Maurice and Louise come to blows over Joe. Show more
Unsettled by a change in his life, Joe rejects his headphones. Maurice tries to solve all his family’s problems, Alison clashes with a stranger, and Rebecca has some big news.
Paul makes a connection with Sophie when he takes her and Mark to a gig. Eddie gears up for date night with his Manchester girlfriend Holly. Show more
When Joe says the word 'autistic' for the first time, seeing it as something bad, Paul and Alison know they need to talk to him about it. Show more