Ingrid and Vic have settled into their flat but things are not going well as Ingrid has another miscarriage. An old friend from his draughting days offers him a job but he initially declines as it will require a move to Longford, 200 miles away. However, when his boss at the music shop dies he finds that he will no longer have a job. Vic decides to see what the new job has to offer and he thinks that the move would be good for his career. Ingrid's father has died of lung cancer and her mother is unwell, which means Ingrid is reluctant to move.