Comedy-drama set in north-east England. Maureen is dissatisfied with her life and her husband's neglect of her due to his obssession with growing leeks. husband malcolm dreams of growing a large leek so he can become "King Leek" in the highly competitive world of local leek growing. In a rash bet Malcolm stakes the house. Meanwhile, his son David is lucratively growing marujana on his allotment plot.