This is the diary of Pete. Living on a new estate, Springcroft Meadow, with wife Julie and son Trev, Pete is beset by business worries and rivalries at I.C.T where he works as a rep for a timber firm. He has aspirations to join an association not unlike the Round Table, which seems to dominate the social scene with its intriguing functions such as a Hallowe'en Safari and a Plum Pudding Relay Race on the agenda.
But does his face fit? His aspirations may be ruined by, among other things. Julie's embarrassing rock and roll brother.
The Wheelers are a blend of charitable fundraisers, dedicated to good works and swinging networkers.
Les Crow, the local lothario, disappears in mysterious circumstances after a war games event in Barton Woods and Pete's darkest suspicions are aroused as neighbour Steve starts to dig a fish pond.