A thrilling and raw four-part drama about young lives lived on the edge in east London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture
Thirteen-year-old Ra'Nell finds he has to "step up and be a man" when his mother Lisa has a breakdown and is hospitalised. At the same time his mum's friend Heather, enlists his help in a dangerous plan she has concocted to give her unborn baby the chances she never had - "even if it means doing one wrong thing to get to the right place."
Dushane and his partner Sully find themselves hugely in debt to Raikes and under increasing pressure to retrieve their stash from Kamale. Elsewhere, the terrifying consequences of Dushane's ambitions begin to spill into the lives of his family. Lisa is still in hospital but showing signs of improvement. She is allowed a day release, and pins all her hopes on a reunion with her son Ra'Nell. Unbeknown both to her and Ra'Nell's guardian angel Leon, he has been recruited by Heather to help run her secret project.
In the penultimate episode Dushane and Sully know that time is running out to find Kamale and repay their debt to Raikes. Obsessed with finding out whether there's a grass within their own gang, Sully instructs fellow gang-member Dris to intercept his prime suspect: Ra'Nell's best mate, the hapless Gem. Ra'Nell turns to Leon to help Gem, bringing Leon into further conflict with Sully.
Dushane's loyalty to his hot-headed accomplice and best friend, Sully, is tested to the limit when he discovers him openly carrying a murder weapon. With the police out in force and their situation spiraling out of control, Raikes offers Dushane a monstrous solution to all of his problems. Meanwhile Ra'Nell, inveigled into protecting Heather, decides to negotiate directly with Dushane over the price of her crop, which draws him further into a catastrophic series of events triggered by Sully's duplicity.