Paula (Denise Gough) is a young chemistry teacher who is trying to end an affair with handsome P.E. teacher Philip (Edward MacLiam).
As she tries to extricate herself from the tangle with Philip she is also trying to deal with a rat infestation in her basement, cope with her brother Callum’s (Jonny Holden) alcoholism and her dysfunctional family.
After seeing his flyer she employs handyman James (Tom Hughes) to exterminate the rats, and in a reckless moment, she has a passionate one-night stand with him.
Paula then finds that her life is suddenly turned upside down.
Charming policeman McArthur (Owen McDonnell) questions Paula about her relationship with Philip when he fails to turn up at home and asks why he would be calling her the night he went missing…
Pictured are Paula (played by Denise Gough) and James (played by Tom Hughes)
Paula Episode 1 (of 3) airs on Thursday 25 May from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC Two