Ken Loach Collection: Riff Raff, Raining Stones, Ladybird Ladybird (3-DVD set) (DVD)
Former jailbird Stevie (Robert Carlyle) travels to London, finds work on a building site, and sets up home in an abandoned flat. One day he discovers a handbag in a skip and returns it to its owner, the would-be singer Susan (Emer McCourt). The pair begin a romance, but Susans drug use soon puts a strain on their relationship and an accident at work, caused by the building companys unscrupulous cost-cutting, brings tensions to a head.
Bob (Bruce Jones) is a religious but poor man intent on earning enough cash to buy a new communion dress for his daughter. With his loyal sidekick, Tom (Ricky Tomlinson), Bob takes odd and sometimes ill-advised jobs, like building a fireplace and stealing sheep, which he thinks will provide some quick cash. But Bobs bad luck follows him everywhere in this working-class town. When his van gets stolen, Bob makes a disastrous choice that has him risk everything hes worked for and dreamed of.
Herself a victim of an abusive and poverty-stricken childhood, Maggie (Crissy Rock) has proved to be an unfit mother, her four children having all been taken from her by governmental social workers and placed into foster homes. Her new relationship with the patient and kindhearted Jorge (Vladimir Vega) brings a newfound stability to Maggies life despite her self-defeating behaviours, and when she learns that she is pregnant again, the couple decide to fight to keep their baby.