Gerald Arthur Otley (Sir Tom Courtenay), a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the Police for murder, and that is only the beginning. While being pursued for a crime he did not commit, he is kidnapped by a group of criminals who suspect him of being involved with double Agents. Otley manages to escape, but cannot avoid getting into one nearly fatal crisis after another, as Police and foreign Agents chase after him. It is a wild week of misadventures which he will never forget.
Everybody loves Otley...well, almost everybody
Did You Know?
, playing everyman Otley, pokes fun at the fact a particular character will soon be knighted (making a noise and expression as if that were pretentious or conceited). Years later, in real life, Tom would become Sir Tom Courtenay. See more
Gerald Arthur Otley
[trying to dissuade his captors from torturing him
Do what you like with my mind, just leave my precious body alone!
Written by Stanley Myers
and Don Partridge See more