Faced with post-war rationing in the impoverished village of Skinton, sisters Lily and Iris share a secret supply of cakes stored in their freezer. But when the appliance breaks down, the arrival of a repairman leads to murder.
Tracy Phillips and Karen Sullivan seem an unlikely team to set sail together on a round-the-world yacht race, and they do indeed prove to be ill-matched. Then they capsize.
WPC Barbara Greaves is a speed cop and bored housewife. A CDI officer offers her the challenge to bring three American drug barons to justice.
TV crime show addict Harriet Snellgrove dreams of being arrested herself, and is a regular visitor to Nuttley police station to confess to almost every crime committed in the area, but she is never believed. But will the police's repeated rejections lead her to actually commit murder?
A TV producer fakes the death of a faded rock star in order to save her obituaries department.
A secondary school mealtime supervisor is in love with the alcoholic, gambling headmistress of the school she works for, but finds that she has a rival in trying to win her employer's affections in the form of games teacher Evangeline. When pressure mounts on the headmistress to make staff cutbacks, the mealtime supervisor decides to cut out the opposition in her own inimitable fashion.