In a tower block on a council estate in South London, flat owner Vince takes in a new lodger, Errol. It's a big mistake. Errol is a nice, considerate, thoroughly decent bloke who has moved down to London and is working his way through a list of things he wants to achieve in life. (Number 36: drink a cappuccino, number 37: work with fish): Vince is the most sullen man in Britain who, having spent too much time living on his own, lacks both tolerance and social grace. A lifeguard at the local swimming, Vince takes great pride in being able to tell swimmers off for no reason and obtains his home decorating ideas from photos in Readers' Wives. No regular visitors come to visit the two men, as Vince has no friends and Errol feels that any friendships he has made will be jeopardized by his landlord. But that's not to say there are no encounters. What with Rastafarians doing dub reggae workouts, men with Shetland ponies in their spare bedrooms, single mothers salsacising in their living rooms, and dope smoking teenagers inhabiting the lifts...life is a constant whirl of social interaction. Of sorts.