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A gritty crime drama set on the streets of Manchester. Amy and Mark marry young, seemingly the wedding of her dreams, but actually the start of a nightmare. Even at his reception with pregnant Amy about to give birth, Mark is cheating with Ginger Jenny in the alley behind the hall. Fast forward five years and with two kids, the couple struggle daily to keep their head above water. A secret gambler, Mark loses his wages regularly on the horses and finally ends up desperate to find cash to pay the bills. Unable to tap up his mates any more, he ends up going to a loan shark. But is he thinks Lenny Yates will give him a break when it comes to repayments, he's badly mistaken. Lenny will make him pay - and worse, he'll make Amy pay using the darkest methods possible...
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