It's 1953. Coronation year. While Bristol is still recovering from the aftermath of the ar, three very different women are counting the cost. Polly longs for an easier, more glamorous life, but with her irrepressible young daughter and her charming, if scheming, husband, will things improve? Charlotte is trying to forget her illicit wartime romance and accept the shortcomings of her marrriage. And Edna is desperate to protect her young family, even if it means keeping secrets.