Terry has a lot to lose. A good job, a gorgeous wife Becca, and a 19 year old daughter, with a baby of her own. He is plunged into financial crisis by his brother Jonny, urgently needing a large sum of money to avoid ruin.
One of Terry’s drinking buddies, who owns the local tattoo shop, drunkenly reminisces about his youth on the “dog-fight” scene in Glasgow. Equipped with only his wits, the most unpleasant associates, and a family who are a fast-moving comic calamity, Terry attempts to steal a number of fighting dogs from a police compound, where they are waiting to be destroyed: training them, and ultimately taking them out on the seamy dog-fight circuit with disastrous consequences. Terry’s misadventures lead to a genuine seat-edge climax.
Meanwhile, Terry’s “alternative” sister, Tasmin, discovers that her Tunisian holiday husband has secretly been sending her savings back home to his family. Mercedes, Terry’s daughter, having had her pole-dancing accident go “viral” on You Tube, seeks to pursue exotic-dancing fame and fortune with her perma-tanned chums – down the local pub. Set in the exotic locations of Peckham, Newcastle and Milton Keynes these are worlds that really exist in the shadows.