Give Us a Break revolves around the relationship between Micky Noades (Lindsay) and his brother-in-law Mo (McGann). Though Micky and Mo do not warm to each other naturally, to say the least, there is a recognition from both men that, unfortunately, they need each other. Micky is a self-styled promoter, sure of his expertise in his field but, somewhat inconveniently, lacking an act to promote. Mo is a snooker player of great ability, but not a star yet. Will the two men help each other realise their dreams, or will they simply get on each other's nerves?