The story of a woman, Irene Ruddock, who compulsively spies on her neighbours. She becomes fascinated by a little girl who lives across the road, who displays some unusual bruises. But when she begins sending aggressive letters to the child's parents, it leads her into trouble with the police.
The story of a mother, Gwen, who finds herself developing incestuous desires for her own 15-year-old son, Michael. She feels unable to confide in her husband and sees herself as too normal to admit to anything so shocking, but things are brought to a head by the revelation that her son has a girlfriend.
After the death of her husband, Muriel is left looking after her mentally ill daughter. She's a strong woman and always has been. But when her son Giles turns up with papers for her to sign, it turns out she is quite a rich widow. But can he be trusted?.
Actress Lesley prides herself on her professionalism - always getting involved up to the hilt, even if the job is just a walk-on. She tends to play fun-loving girls, although she's a very serious person. She's offered an audition by Spud, an interesting man she meets at a party. At the audition, after she has stripped down to bra and panties, she's given the part of Travis, who spends the film on the deck of a yacht.
The story of park attendant Wilfred. At the bandstand, there's a young mother with a child, seven-year-old Samantha, who takes a shine to him and gives him a daffodil - but it soon becomes clear why Wilfred's records cannot be traced.
The story about a devoted son, Graham, whose elderly mother renews her relationship with an old flame she knew before she married his father. As he helplessly watches their whirlwind romance, he begins to suspect someone is watching the house - and that his mother's new lover may not be what he seems to be.
The story about a woman, Marjory, who hates her slaughterhouse worker husband's dog. She bemoans the fact that he insists on walking it late at night, but after a visit from her mother-in-law and another from the police, she begins to suspect that the dog walking masks a double life as a serial hugger.
Susan is not cut out to be the vicar's wife. When she meets Mr. Ramesh in his shop, she discovers what else life can offer.
Rosemary recalls the morning she was accosted by Mrs McCorquodale, who had shot her husband. A friendship began, until Rosemary had to look again at her own marriage.
Celia runs an antiques shop. But after she buys a lovely old frame containing the smudgy drawing of a finger, she discovers she's less of an expert than she thought.
Miss Fozzard has a new chiropodist, Mr. Dunderdale, though technically he's retired. Their weekly appointments soon raise the tricky question of who is treating whom.
Lorna visits the spot where Clifford's motorbike crashed, hoping for some closure. But one day she finds someone else has left some flowers on the shrine.