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Lifelong friends Colin Armstrong (Robson Green, Touching Evil) and Howard Scott (Mark Benton, Career Girls) are so bent on outdoing each other that they risk jeopardizing everything and everyone around them, especially their long-suffering wives.

Acorn Media
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
January 16, 2016
Comedy, Drama
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  • Relations are very much fraught between the married couples as Howie and Pauline continue to drift apart and Colin is still in the dog house with Jackie.

  • As part of the witness protection programme, the Armstrongs and the Scotts take on entirely new identities.

  • Colin and Howie, sneak away from a family shopping trip in Manchester, they are unsuspecting witnesses to a gangland shooting.

  • When Howie and Pauline decide to move to the country, Colin does his best to sabotage their plans. First, though, the two families take a short fishing trip together. Howie soon discovers that the countryside isn't as relaxing as he had expected, especially when he and Colin have a near-death experience.

  • The death of his estranged father creates tension between Colin and his brother and sister. When his father-in-law also suffers a major heart attack, his is forced to rethink what family really means to him.

  • Colin decides it's time for him to get a promotion, too. He takes charge of the company's soccer team to prove to his bosses that he has the necessary leadership potential and decision-making capabilities. Howie backs him, only to find out just how ruthless his friend can be.

  • Colin and Howie attend their high school reunion, triggering an old animosity for one, and an old romance for the other. When Colin learns that Howie is continuing to see his childhood sweetheart, he feels torn between loyalty to his friend and doing the right thing by Pauline.

  • The two friends talk about starting a new company together--until Howard gets an offer to return to his old job. As Howie gets back behind the wheel of his company car, Colin finds a gig driving a taxi. Despite hurt feelings all around, both find they need each other more than ever.

  • Things start to go wrong at the company's annual dinner dance when Colin and Jackie are seated with friends, but Howard and Pauline have to sit at the management table. Matters get worse when Colin hits the dance floor with the new regional manager's wife.

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