Tyres, Tim's comic courier, is introduced to Daisy. He invites
them out for a 'large one' and lends them the money too (top man!).
Mike is chucked out of the Rough Ramblers when he overfills his
backpack and damages his canoe. To cheer him up, Tim and Daisy suggest
that he joins them and Twist for Tyre's night out. Brian is also
asked and only reluctantly comes along as it presents a better lifestyle
choice than a night in with Marsha. At the club, everyone gets bitten
by the groove monster and, who's that leading the pace from the
1983. A new romantic Brian is in a night-club and 'Come On Eileen'
is reaching it's feverish crescendo. Those around him are stomping
and yelling but Brian still looks awkward and out of place. As the
song climaxes, he tries to join in but inadvertently spills the
pint of the bloke next to him. The result is a smack in the chops
that sends Brian out of his nightmare and into the grim realities
of midmorning in the present day.
is on the phone to Mike who is using combat comm.'s whilst on manoeuvres
with the rough Ramblers. Tim suggests that, at this time on a Sunday,
Mike should be in watching classic Grange Hill. Mike'd rather be
in Apocalypse Now. As Tim puts the phone down, the doorbell goes
but Daisy tells him to stop because Danny Kendall is about to be
found dead in Bronson's car. As the credits roll, Tim opens the
door to find Tyres, Tim's cartoon courier.
has come 'round on his way back from a club to pick up the twenty
quid he's owed. Tim introduces Daisy to deflect away from the economic
subject and Tyres asks if they're hand
oh, a couple. The two
of them laugh, clearly embarrassed by the statement. Daisy offers
to make a brew but Tyres only want water. The phone goes again and
this induces Tyres to start jazzing his thing to the beats around
him. This muzak is broken when Tim answers the phone. It's Mike
again, he's had an accident at Rough Ramblers and is coming 'round
to the flat. Tyres says that he saw Mike on CrimeWatch the other
night and Tim says that two weeks ago it mistaken identity, but
two months ago
a different story. The flatmates ask Tyres
what last night was like and he waxes lyrical about how amazing
it was. At this point Tyres shows both sides of his persona due
to the mood swings he suffers as a side effect of his drug hobby.
Anyway, Tyres, having forgotten about the money owed to him, offers
to lend more to Tim and Daisy so they come out that night. They
accept and on his way out, Tyres says he'll be along at eleven to
pick them up
the park, Tim and Daisy are out walking Colin. They discuss the
night ahead and who they're going to ask. Twist'll come, but they
can hardly see Brian throwing shapes in the church of dance, despite
the fashion guru's presence. When they return, Tim asks Brian who,
after his previous flashback, obviously declines, even though he
is, all too clearly for Tim's liking, interested in being with Twist.
When Tim returns to the flat, he joins Daisy in listening to the
hullabaloo going on upstairs between Amber and Marsha. Almost as
soon as Amber has fled the building, Marsha is at the door after
solace. Daisy tries to help but gets sucked into another generation
gap argument and she herself storms off in a huff.
Mike returns to the flat after his accident at Rough Ramblers. He
explains to Tim that he used fifteen rocks in his rucksack rather
than the regulation five and that when he did an Eskimo roll he
nearly drowned and damaged his canoe. Subsequently, he had to be
saved by the Ramblers leader who then chucked him out of the society.
Tim consoles him and tells him that he pities any fool who doesn't
appreciate Mike. During their touching hug, Twist arrives and goes
they're all chilling in the flat, Daisy suggests that they should
all go out tonight. Mike isn't too keen until Daisy suggests that
they all dress up and go out as 'an army'. Mike is sold and soon
he is looking pretty in pink, one of Daisy's tops to be precise.
Tim wants his mate to come out but disapproves of the girls trying
to dress him up like a big cock.
they are waiting for Tyres to show up, Brian comes up and asks to
use their video. Daisy asks whether it's as a new piece of cultural
art, but Brian only wants to make sure he catches Ready Steady Cook
When Tyres finally arrives, he and all the others try to convince
Brian to come with them to no avail until Marsha comes into the
flat and highlights the appalling prospect of a night alone
with her. Needless to say, Brian is soon, with all the others, at
in the club, Daisy gets lumbered with putting the coats into the
cloakroom. Meanwhile Tim, Mike and Tyres take to the dance floor,
collecting their candy on the way
Twist and Brian hang back
at the bar and discuss the music. As the beat goes on, the group,
in their various situations, get bitten by the groove monster and
are rechristened accordingly. Brian's nightmares are easing and
soon he too is in the thick of it although he manages again to spill
some blokes drink. Luckily all is well and the guy just hugs him.
this is all going on, Tim and Daisy are on a chill out sofa, discussing
how successful they're gonna be and how they will, even after all
that success, still be living together with there own club. The
tender moment is broken when a mashed Tyres comes up and pulls them
both back onto the dance floor to where Twist and Brian are still
shaking their stuff. They ask where Mike is and tyres shows them.
And so Mike leads the dance from the podium to the block rocking
A Team beat.
As they all get down in time to Mike's antics, Tyres slips off,
his work done, into smoky oblivion
until he comes back coughing
and spluttering. We leave the gang back at home, sometime later,
still captured by the mojo, semiconscious but grooving. Only Mike
remains upright and his remix leads us out...