It is 1956 and a virus has wiped out the crops of South East Asia, causing a famine.
John Custance and his family visit his brother David's farm in Westmorland, convinced that the same thing could not happen there.
|02||20090303||The world begins to panic as the virus spreads.|
But just as things seem to be calming down a little, Roger confronts John with some horrifying news.
|03||20090304||Having broken past the roadblocks, the convoy is hoping for a clear run to Blind Gill.|
But a level crossing, a gatehouse and a carjack change the Custances's lives for ever.
|04||20090305||The journey to Blind Gill continues, with one addition to the group and one sudden, shocking loss.|
Both events shed new light on the increasingly disturbing behaviour of Mr Pirrie.
|05 LAST||20090306||The end of the journey is in sight but there are still plenty of obstacles ahead.|
At the last of them, John has to make an agonising choice.