||Zia Mohyeddin introduces the film with a piece to camera describing the current unemployment problems in the Midlands. We see views of the city of Nottingham from the castle and black and Asian young people on the street (some shots are cut to 'Get a Job' by The Beat). There are vox pops with young black job seekers about the problems they have faced and interviews conducted by Paula Ahluwalia and Geoffrey Negus with representatives from the DHSS, TUC, CBI and a local community leader. The work of the Youth Opportunities Programme organised by the Manpower Services Commission is described. This scheme is intended to bridge the gap between school and work. The effects of racism are also examined with more vox pops and an interview with David Purdy, author of 'Half a Chance', a report from the Nottingham Community Relations Council which found evidence of discrimination in the city.