October 25, 1996
Hortense is living a successful life as an optometrist in London. Hortense knows she was adopted and is curious about her blood relatives. When she begins tracing her family history she discovers the shocking truth about her birth mother - she is white. Hortese decides to get to know her birth mother. Cynthia Purley, is anything but successful. In fact, she has financial and personal troubles. The last thing she expects is to meet the black baby she secretly gave up for adoption during her youth. Hortense convinces Cynthia to meet for tea. Cynthia and Hortense form a friendship. Cynthia insists on keeping her daughter's true identity a secret from her family. Things go awry when Cynthia inadvertently lets out her shameful secret.