Warm and funny, Northern Lightsis the highly acclaimed and hugely popular sequel to drama Christmas Lights, which introduced best friends Howie (Mark Benton) and Colin (Robson Green).
Happily married to sisters, living next door to each other and even working for the same company, they test their friendship and their wives' patience to the limit as they strive to outdo each others achievements. Northern Lights includes six episodes plus the bonus Christmas Lights episode.
On a Saturday shopping trip in Manchester's city centre, the boys get into a row over a parking space with an aggressive stranger. They are forced to back off, and with the incident soon forgotten, they sneak off to the pub whilst their wives Jackie and Pauline, are otherwise engaged.
But when the mysterious stranger is gunned down in front of their eyes, the boys become the only witnesses to a vicious gangland execution. And before they have a chance to argue about whose fault it is, they are informed that their own lives are in danger and they will have to join the Witness Protection Programme - leaving behind everything they know and starting new lives with their families in London.