The golden child of the Maguire family proves to be something of a disappointment to his mum and dad when, on release from jail for murder, he appears to be a fully reformed character.

His commitment to his family runs deep, however, as it’s revealed that he pleaded guilty to murder as a ploy to gain early parole and protect his father Paddy from a highly dangerous former cell mate.

Jamie is married to Karen - a reformed character herself - and the two run The Jockey pub. But the course of true love rarely runs smooth, particularly on the Chatsworth Estate.

After splitting up for a while, Jamie and Karen get it back together and became proud parents. But it isn’t happy families for very long. Two affairs and a kidnapping will take their toll on any relationship...