New series. One night in 2019, politician Vivienne Rook causes a scandal on live TV. At the same time, the Lyons family is united, as Rosie gives birth to a son. Brothers Stephen and Daniel gather at the bedside with grandmother Muriel, and wonder what life will be like for little Lincoln. Five years in the future, in the London of 2024, Stephen and Celeste worry about their daughter, Bethany, who declares herself as transhuman. Russell T Davies's drama, starring Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear and Russell Tovey.
Daniel tries to build a new life with Viktor, but ex-husband Ralph takes a terrible revenge that will have consequences for the whole family. Edith is badly affected by what happened abroad, and returns home for good, while Rosie attends Viv Rook's political rally and is amazed by her power and passion. Celeste loses her job and is disturbed by Bethany's fascination with technology but, when Stephen and Celeste are woken at 4am by a series of urgent texts, they realise their entire life is about to come crashing down.
Stephen and Celeste try to rebuild their shattered lives, but Daniel's world turns to terror when Viktor has to flee from Kiev. Rosie loses her job, while Edith's former life as an activist calls her back into action on a secret mission. The Lyons children are united when they discover that their long-absent father, Vincent, has died. They attend the funeral and face many home truths, on the day of the General Election that sees Viv Rook rising to power. Drama, starring Emma Thompson and Jessica Hynes.
Daniel's engagement to Viktor descends into panic as events across Europe heat up. Rosie sets up her own business with new boyfriend, Jonjo, and celebrates with a family feast. But Celeste is busy hiding her suspicions about Stephen's secret life. When a series of accidents reach boiling point, even Muriel is dragged into the marital row. While Daniel plots with Edith and embarks on a quest to bring Viktor home, the infamous Government of Water collapses. Drama, starring Emma Thompson, Russell Tovey and Ruth Madeley.
Viv Rook assumes the position of Prime Minister, and a terrifying new Britain emerges. Edith investigates the Disappeared, and Rosie's estate is fenced off by the privatised police. The worsening climate causes flooding and creates a refugee crisis, forcing Muriel to reveal problems of her own. Celeste fears what Bethany is becoming as she receives an upgrade, while Stephen takes a job with his old school friend Woody, but finds himself trapped in a world of conspiracies, leading to the most extraordinary meeting of his life.
As Viv Rook's regime tightens its grip, the entire Lyons family is forced to take action. Spurred on by both Muriel and Daniel, Rosie faces up to the troops surrounding her home, and takes radical action with Lincoln's help. But when Bethany reveals the shocking truth about her father, Edith and Celeste form a secret alliance to stop him. Stephen's in too deep as the mysterious Erstwhile Policy turns deadly, forcing Edith and her girlfriend Fran to embark on a reckless, dangerous mission for Viktor's sake. Last in the series.