After a disastrous appearance on "Ooer Sounds a Bit Rude", Richie stumbles into the Nolan Sisters dressing room and ends up being blackmailed by them. When he and Eddie try to force the required money from Filthy Ralph, the end up owing him as well.
Richie is throwing a diner party for his showbiz pals to celebrate his ten years in the biz. But since neither he nor Eddie has any money to pay for food supplies, they end up stealing it. Filthy arranges an alibi for Richie by getting him a gig doing comedy at at peep-show.
Filthy gets Richie a job reading Celeb gossip on TV-am and explicitly tells him to make sure he arrives there on time - 4.30 in the morning. Naturally Eddie ends op convincing Richie to go on a booze binge.
Eddie and Richie are on trial for showing their bare behinds on TV-am. Filthy manages to get them off scott free, but is then sentenced to be hung himself. Since Richie and Eddie are prohibited from seeking work in the entertainment business, they reluctantly decide to give journalism a go.