Before Frank Gallagher and his clan from 'Shameless' there were The Martins; the original family from Hell! Robert Martin (Lee Evans) is an unemployed dreamer. He spends his life hoping to win competitions in order to give his wife and children all the things they deserve. Angie (Kathy Burke), Robert's adoring and long-suffering wife, just wants Robert to face reality. She doesn't want them to be the family people cross the street to avoid. And his mother-in-law (Linda Bassett) just wants him to sorts his life out. One day, when Robert discovers that he has not won yet another dream family holiday of a lifetime, he decides to take matters into his own hands and steal one!