Juliet Cowan (PhoneShop, Pulling, Cuckoo) escaped an unhappy marriage two years ago with three kids in tow. She could have travelled the globe feeding her bruised self kimchi and Alfredo sauce. She could have been enlarged and improved by rubbing up against the world's sexiest religions. She could have written a 'surprise' bestseller about her 'journey'. She could have fallen in love with a Radio 4 producer.
Instead she hooked up with a blast from the past. They tried to run off into the Harlesden sunset but her ex-husband kept turning up to bring her home like a calf in a bag. And Blast's ex-girlfriend, fun-loving, homicidal Tina, kept taking the wires out of her car and trying to reach down the phone and strangle her. Juliet might have found her ex hard to shake off, but her friends dropped like flies. She now has new friends - social services and the police, who are actually often adorable. And loneliness affords Juliet more time to stalk love rival Tina and her dogging sidekick Maureen.
Scarily, Tina stalks her back - better. So who do you call when your ex-husband says he's bought a gun, your children won't talk to you and everyone thinks you're suffering from a menopausal episode? No one. You force yourself out of bed, get a tattoo and find the funny side.