The lives of two couples are examined through three vignettes in this episodic drama. A man (Brian Phelan) picks up his girlfriend (Ann Lynn) after she finishes her shift as a nightclub dancer. They go for a moonlight stroll along the river but soon begin playing petty games with each other's emotions. Meanwhile, a new mother (Judi Dench) is left at home with the baby after her uncaring husband (Norman Rodway) heads out for a night on the town with his best friend (Joe Melia). A tragic accident soon brings the couples together. This was the third film for actress Judi Dench and earned her a British Academy Award as Most Promising Newcomer of 1966.