When recently widowed Vivien announces her love for a new man, Mark, it throws her family of adult children into chaos. The siblings' suspicions about Mark are fueled by rising tensions in their own lives. Helen's focus on her job has led to a rift in her marriage, Jake's gambling debts have caused his wife and kids to leave him, and Natalie is lying to everybody about her secret relationship. Meanwhile, Vivien's neighbour, Mary, is simply trying to protect the family she has known for years. But in a few weeks one of these people will be lying on the beach, terribly injured - perhaps dead.
The already dysfunctional lives of Helen, Jake and Natalie are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien declares she's in love with a new man. Their suspicions are heightened as retired surgeon Mark sweeps their mother off her feet, shifting her priorities away from her children. Years of secrets, lies, rivalries and betrayals come to the surface and threaten to blow apart everything they've held dear. With their large family home, inheritance and happy childhood memories all at risk, the siblings attempt to find out more about Mark. But will their long-buried grudges, complex relationships and complicated personal lives allow them to pull together?
Flesh and Blood - Series 1, Episode 1 Synopsis and Schedule