obvious premise (in a nutshell, we're far too reliant on oil); however
it's all the more frightening for how little serious consideration we give
this issue. Various events - it'll spoil the story to go into too much
detail - result in the world's oil supply being more or less destroyed.
Throughout the world and especially the UK, chaos and panic begin. Those
with supplies of food and water are relatively prepared. Unfortunately,
they're also targets for those without and any ideas of decency and
civilisation go out the window in the struggle for survival. There is no
'Spirit of the Blitz' mentality; it's everyone for himself.
In the middle of this, Andy Sutherland attempts to get back to England
from Iraq while his estranged wife works her way from Manchester to London
in order to get to their two children. The problem is, someone else is
after one of their children for reasons connected to the cause of the
disaster. At the same time, the country is tearing itself apart.