Tommy Saxondale (Steve Coogan) was once a roadie for all the greats: Purple, Floyd, Genesis. Back then youth culture meant counter-culture, and refusing to conform to the suburban dream. Now Tommy's a pest controller in Stevenage and living in suburbia, but he's still railing against the system. Only these days the system means blokes in suits who listen to Dido. Following Tommy's hostile divorce, he met his soul mate in Magz, who runs "Samsh the System." That's her T-shirt shop that keeps the authority figures running scared, usually by selling images of them smoking a joint. Completing Tommy's surrogate family is his young lodger Raymond, pest control trainee and uncomprehending disciple of Tommy's worldly wisdom. Being self educated, Tommy often feels that he's surrounded by idiots. Like when he has to visit Vicky who dispense work contracts and gross insult. Vicky is just one of the many reasons why Tommy's anger management therapy sessions won't be ending any time soon. Through it all, Tommy Saxondale is still the smartest and dumbest guy in the room.