- Harry MacDonald: a TV archaeologist media hero. By day he digs up skulls. By night he just gets out of his skull - and up to his ears. He's celebrating his (fake) 39th birthday.
- The Wop: a dark-haired, squat, hairyish individual from Streatham, desperate for sex with a woman - any woman.
- Jan: the woman - known to all as Difficult, Brainy, Tall and Skinny.
- Ben: the straight guy.
And not forgetting . . .
- Schnade: with eye-boggling cascades of red hair, a tattoo of a lizard that runs right from her shoulder to her wrist - and a drop dead look . . .
Four people meet in a pub on the same night once a year. They come armed with just their toothbrushes, a bit of cash and some all-important plastic. Three of them have no idea where they'll be at the end of the evening - it could be anywhere in the world.
The only one who knows, the one with the plan - is Harry. And Harry is about to lose the plot . . .