1950s period drama based on the true story of a housewife and mother whose life is turned upside down by a handsome Polish man at her local dance hall.
An unexpected love story. It's 30 years later - the mid 1980s - and Betty has never told a soul how she was prepared to leave her husband Donald on the fateful day that her lover Craze was shot by his jealous wife Moira. Betty is extremely close to her only son, Mark, and as his wedding draws near she finds herself feeling desperate facing a life alone with Donald. An unexpected revelation shows the consequences of Betty's past affair, and memories come flooding back along with an unwelcome guest. Events spiral out of control and, as Betty is pushed to the brink, she learns a few difficult truths and is forced to decide between joining her dead lover or face a different future.
Billie Piper and Sue Johnston star in this period drama based on a secret told to writer Kay Mellor by her mother. It's the 1950s. Betty lives in a cold, two-roomed flat in a shabby Victorian house situated in a deprived area of Leeds. Her husband Donald is focused on saving to get them out of there. Betty's sick of struggling to keep the flat warm for her baby son Mark, and she's tired of trying to make ends meet. The only respite she gets from the day to day drudgery is the glamour of the Balula Dance Hall, which she visits once a week with her vivacious sister Margaret. But Betty's world is turned upside down when a handsome Polish man called Craze asks her to dance...