For the first time the event moves north, to the immense Talga forest of Siberia. The yellow Land Rover Discoverys have to battle their way through the final wilderness in the northern hemisphere. One day choking in dust, the next windscreen-deep in either mud or freezing water, men and machines have to get through to Lake Bikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world. On the way the constant struggle draws the competitors together in a spirit of shared hardship and adventure, but Special Tasks on the way keep up the pressure to find the winning team. The first international motor sport event ever held in the Soviet Union - competitors from 16 countries - 1000 miles of perestroika: The Camel Trophy.
Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon.
Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.
A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.