In 1999 England, Vince Smith scatters the ashes of his father, Harold. As he does this he thinks back to the 1970s, when his father suddenly shocked everyone. Harold Smith is a retired clerk who is obsessed with disco and enjoys a peaceful life, while his younger wife likes the rigorous night life. On Christmas day, Harold performs a magic trick which astonishes the family. Days later, his paranormal powers are discovered and he is thrust into the limelight.