Behind every good man is a good woman, and behind every drug-dealing criminal is a drug-dealing criminal wife.

Mimi is every inch as feared as ex-husband Paddy Maguire - few Chatsworth residents haven't felt her wrath at one point or other. A few really unlucky ones have also felt her head-butts.

A self-confessed one-time 'bulimic who can't stand vomit' Mimi is a devout Catholic, with a natural criminality and unnatural hair colour.

Mimi and Paddy's relationship meets its end after she gets wind of his attempted infidelities - not to mention his sudden, and rather unexpected, heroin addiction.

The arrival of baby Cilla to 47-year-old Mimi sparks a search for the various possible fathers, before she goes on to marry Billy, who, it transpires, is the lucky stud...

After a brief stint as the unlikely head of the local PTA, Mimi announces her plans to retire and devote her life to charity, although her feud with the Blanco family soon re-attracts the scrutiny of the law...