Andy (Rachel Boston) is a passionate artist, whose family has been building Rose Parade floats for generations. When her Dad gets sick, Andy is forced to take the helm and supervise the construction and decoration of their client’s float. And to make matters worse, she’s saddled with the extra challenge of dealing with demanding businessman Cliff (Marc Bendavid), whose company commissioned the float.
Popular crime novelist, Jennifer Becker lives a lavish life in a small coastal town in California with her daughter, Lily. One day, while out for a run, Lily is attacked–but then rescued by a mysterious stranger named Mick. The local sheriff thinks there is more to Mick than meets the eye. As he investigates with Jennifer, both discover this mysterious interloper has a hidden past and is the wrong boyfriend for Lily. Brigid Brannagh, Gatlin Green, Austin James, Patrick Muldoon star. (2016)
In 1928 London milk-man Ernest Briggs courts and marries house-maid Ethel, their son Raymond being born in 1934. When World War II breaks out Ethel tearfully allows him to be evacuated to aunts in Dorset whilst Ernest joins the fire service, shocked by the carnage he sees. As hostilities end they celebrate Raymond’s return and entry to grammar school and the birth of the welfare state though Ethel is mistrustful of socialism and progress in general. Raymond himself progresses from National Service to art college and a teaching post, worrying his mother by marrying schizophrenic Jean. However father and son console each other as Ethel slips away but before long Raymond is mourning his father too though both Ethel and Ernest will forever be immortalized by Raymond’s touching account of their lives.