Hull 2007: a community isolated by floods and by poverty. No-one wants much out of life. The weekend of the Hull Fair is wet and miserable; only the bright lights of the fair itself providing some relief. Ten lives are changed in two days, not necessarily for the better. Lives defined by aggression, unhappiness, loneliness, humour and above all, drink. And you really care so much about these ordinary people trying to make a go of things.