Budgie has just been released from prison, and has been given the job of looking after one of Charlie Endell strippers called Charity the Salford stripper. Budgie and his Irish mate Grogen accidentally steal a van load of pornographic magazines from the police and then try to destroy the evidence by burning them on a cricket field. Grog end and Charity leave Budgie to face Charlie wrath.
Budgie's got a job working in Charlie Endell's bookshop. He's saving up for a holiday. But Hazel has a problem that starts off a sequence of events which leads Budgie back to his old school and into a tricky situation.
"A man's best mate is his best mate" they said, especially when he is in trouble. But Budgie finds that in the case of Maguire that trouble leads to trouble, and still more trouble - 500 troubles to be exact.