The first programme to kick off the new series explores the story of the Corduffs - one of the Rossport families at the centre of the controversy surrounding the opposition to the laying of a gas pipe by Shell along a nine kilometer stretch of Mayo coastline. Willie and Mary Corduff believe they have a moral right to defend themselves and their family against what they perceive to be a potentially life threatening gas pipeline, even if this means breaking the law. What the Corduffs are against is the way they feel this project has been imposed on them by the State and the oil company from the very beginning. They are the ones directly affected by a pipeline carrying high pressured, untreated gas, the likes of which doesn't exist anywhere else in the country, running close to their home. They are worried that, if anything did go wrong, the chances of them surviving a gas explosion would be very minimal.