The Nest is a Cathy Come Home story for Generation Rent; a warning tale of how quickly social harmony can break down when people are pushed out to the sidelines. Janine is a single mother struggling to raise her children at odds with the local community. And her daughter Clemy is an angry teenager trying to assert her growing independence. This tense environment is exacerbated by the fact they are living illegally in a squatted house. After being evicted the family is forced to confront their growing sense of resentment and frustration at the world around them.