A class Apart is about two twin sisters in 1852 who have to leave there home when it's repossessed after their father dies. They soon have to join the work house and struggle to deal with the work. A few years later they go inti service and the two girls loose touch. Alice the elder twin enters the Smith family home, where she is educated by Mrs Smith and gets the chance to become a lady. Alice on the on the other hand is work for mr miles, aka the old gentleman; who is a cold man who physically and mentally abuses Alice. Will the two girls ever be reunited again in time to save Alice ....