Four Essex housewives, each struggling with personal and domestic problems, decide to turn to crime to make ends meet.
The women carry out an audacious robbery at a building society.
Paula becomes unbalanced after her narrow escape from the building society heist.
The proceeds of the building society raid have been destroyed, and the police are closing in, but the women decide to undertake one last raid, on the ticket office at West Ham United Football Club.
Kathy's new life in Florida turns sour when her money is stolen, and turns to robbery to put things tight. Paula, meanwhile, is in hiding, working as an au pair in London.
On the run from the Miami mobsters, Kathy flees to London, but Harris is determined to track her down and get his money back.
Harris has James hostage and demands payment, forcing Kathy to contemplate another robbery.