Hilary Lyon' new series sees erstwhile free spirit Trisha (played by Julie Graham) return to her native city of Edinburgh after years of living in London. Trisha, a generally relaxed and positive art teacher is coping with not only unexpectedly losing her job, but also trying to repair her bruised heart. Nonetheless, she arrives at Waverley Station enthusiastic and eager for the next chapter of her life to begin.
Trisha's solvent big sister Clare (played by Hillary Lyon) is a non-practising qualified accountant, has been married for years, has 2 spoiled teenage children and has probably spent too much time on the school PTA. Clare struggles with a tendency towards suburban snobbery and an obsessive need to control but happily facilitates the opening of 'Cafe Culture' in leafy Bruntsfield, which marks the beginning of a whole new era for both sisters.
Throw in a temperamental opera-loving Polish chef, Krzysztof (Simon Greenall) and a strangely forward teenage customer, Lizzie (Pearl Appleby) and you have the perfect recipe for volatile relationship tension, a lot of laughs and a few secrets for good measure. Who keeps phoning Trisha? What's really going on in Clare's perfect family? What is Krzysztof's past and what on earth is it with Lizzie and her acquisitive habit?
Set against the backdrop of a nation caught up in its own identify debate, Trisha, Clare, Krzystof and Lizzie are all at crossroads one way and another. Who are they really, what are they doing with their lives and….more importantly, will they get through their first day's business in the cafe?
Friday 27th January at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
The show will be available live HERE and you will be able to view and catch up on all episodes on BBC Radio Iplayer.