Tim gets some good but nerve jangling news when Damian Knox of Darkstar
Comics asks to re - review his work. Daisy doesn't help his edgy
feelings when she puts a caricature Tim did of Knox into his portfolio
that Tyres is busy delivering. Mike and Tim chase after the courier
whilst Daisy accompanies Marsha on her new keep fit regime. Meanwhile
Brian is meeting his mum for lunch. Tim and Mike, too late to stop
the delivery, launch a cunning sting to recover the picture with
the help of tyres and, along the way, Tim gets more than he bargained
for when the beautiful Sophie asks him out...
enter the episode through the halls of Darkstar Comix. Through into
the room of the Editor in Chief, Damien Knox. He calls for Sophie
his dark and alluring PA. He tells her that he feels their output
is becoming stale and they need some new blood. She comes up with
some suggestions of who to turn to... Peter Gibbons? Shaqqued. Jason
Murray? Shaqqued. Tim Bisley. Bisley, the name echoes around. He
knows the name. Sophie explains who he is
blonde hair, small
ears, Damien had laughed him out of the office. Ah, he remembered
him now. His cartoons were all muscles and guns. He tells Sophie
to give Bisley a call, it's time they gave him another shot.
is busy panicking. He's flicking through his hefty portfolio, checking.
He stops and flciks back. Glaring back up at him is a caricature
of the one eyed Knox declaring "I am a massive wanker".
He slides it out and put it to one side. Daisy emerges from her
sleep, offering the jittery Tim a morning of coffee and Kilroy or
tea and Trisha. Tim declines abruptly, explaining to his flat mate
that he's had a call from Sophie at Darkstar saying that they want
to see his portfolio again. She congratulates him but those celebrations
are disturbed by a rhythmic thumping from upstairs. Could it be
Mike? Could it be Marsha? Could it be Mike and Marsha? Eugh
asks Daisy what she has planned for the day. She explains that she
is going to investigate whether inactivity breeds laziness, though
she can't be bothered to write it up for an article. Tim still fretting,
goes to his room, drops to his kness and prays. He admits he doesn't
give worship as often as he should, but he really could do with
other worldly help. And surely Miss Gellar will be happy to oblige
banging is still going on upstairs. Daisy is looking through Tim's
portfolio and notices the 'Knox caricature is loose. She puts it
back in, and as she does, the doorbell rings. She goes to answer
it but Tim beats her to it. When gets there, there's no one there
but, as he turns around, Tyres is already sitting on the armchair.
You lahcky people
goes on to ask what Tim and Daisy wanted him for. Tim explains he
needs his 'art' carted over to Darkstar asap. Tyres is miffed especially
after Tim had previous siad that he wished Tyres was his Da'! But,
anyway, he agrees and reminds Tim of the twenty quid he's owed.
While tim goes to his room to get the dough, Tyres asks his 'pocket
shakespeare' how it's going. Daisy explains that she has a new character,
'Dizzy Steinway'. Tyres asks if she's a crime soling jazz singer
but it turns out that Daisy's new creation is her signing on name.
Once again, Tyres mood swings back and forth until Tim comes back.
Tim borrows back the twenty quid straight away and pretty soon,
tyres is about to go disco with the noise that's coming from upstairs.
Tim and Daisy stop the phone and the kettle to prevent full on dance
mania and send Tyres on his merry way.
says she'll do a Scooby Doo and see what's going on upstairs. Tim
tells her to tell Mike that he NEEDS him. As she enters Marsha's
flat, she sees that it is Mike and Marsha making that noise, working
out to Cher's new fitness video, 'Thong for Europe'. Mike is told
of his new mission to be at Tim's side and, bedecked in his nice
outfit, goes off downstairs. Marsha suggests that Daisy should get
off her arse and work out with her. Daisy declines because she's
allergic to endorphines and she just gets very, VERY competitive
Daisy goes back downstairs, Tim is beside himself, and Mike. He
asks what she's done with the picture of Knox and she explains,
after some goodcop/badcop, that she put in his portfolio. Tim is
livid and runs off with Mike to stop tyres from delivering the package.
Daisy is still down when Marsha jogs down. She once again asks if
she wants to come out for a jog and, reluctantly, she agrees. Marsha
then tracks down to Brian's to ask if he wants to join them. However,
he's all dressed up and waiting for his mum to arrive. He explains
to Marsha that his mother thinks he's lawyer and he has to keep
up a pretence so she won't suspect.
Out on the road, Tim and Mike are sat in the camouflage van, stuck
in traffic. Tim wonders out loud what the hold up is. Mike drifts
into a dream like state and explains someone got hurt. A lay - dee.
In actual fact, it turns out that it's a lady who they ran off her
bike. And who is now screaming blue murder at them through the window
of the van. With as little sympathy as possible, Tim and Mike speed
off in hot pursuit of the short tempered, goldfish-like courier.
at number 23, Marsha, Daiz and Colin are starting out on their run,
which is already getting competitive, and leave the house just before
Brian's mum arrives. As she rings the door he arrives there speaking
into a little yellow toy phone. He tells his mum that she can't
come in as builders are making a wall in there but he does know
a good place to go for lunch.
is pulling up to the bike park outside Darkstar. Tim spots him from
the van and runs hard and fast to get to him in time. A last minute
trailer forces him to jump and, landing on his back, he gets Tyres
attention. Tim explains what's gone on, but it's too late and Tyres
has already delivered the parcel. Tim drops to his knees and screams
just as Mike catches up
has the portfolio and sets it down on Damiens desk. He goes to read
it, but thinks better of it and goes off to lunch. Outside, Tyres
explains that it's not possible just to get it back, the security's
too tight. If they stand any chance, they'll need another walkie
a park café, Brian is talking with his mum. He places his
order for a half caff frappucino with whipped cream and marshmallow
dunkers and his mum orders the same. As they share a smile, Marsha
and Daiz run passed, and Marsha waves frantically. Brian ignores
them, pretending he doesn't know them.
at the office building, Tyres is beginning to distract the security
guard. He does this by claiming to be interested in joining the
legion of ex coppers and forces guys who work nights. The guard
soon gets caught up in the fervour and Tyres passes himself off
as Henry Krinkle of 154 Hopper Avenue whilst he waves Tim and Mike
up to the stairs.
Meanwhile, in the park, Daisy and Marsha are beginning to feel the
burn and the pain as Daisy gets slightly more than competitive.
is still talking with his mum. It transpires that his father has
taken up art now too. And, it also comes out that his parents had
hoped that Brian would enter that field. And so, with a brave swallow,
Brian takes the plunge
the fourth floor of the office block, tim and Mike preapre for their
assault on Darkstar. As they pull up to Knox's office though, they
find it locked but Mike has an idea on how Tim get in there
walking along with his mum, apologises if he's let her down. His
mum explains that nothing could do that, as long as he's not gay.
He then goes on to explain that he paints in Anger, Pain, Fear and
though not watercolours
is still distracting the guard and they get itno discussing what
they do at night and the guard correctly guesses that, more often
than not, Tyres can be found speeding through the night. Tyres look
at one of the monitors and sees that tim is being lifted into the
ventilation system. Back on the 4th floor, Tim tels Mike to keep
a look out and then scurries into the vents, making his way to the
opening above Damien's desk.
in the park, Daisy and Marsha are discussing keepfit. Daisy explains
that she's always been really competitive. When she was at school,
during a friendly netball match, she punched the opposing side's
goal defence, Nina, which won the game but lost her friends.
Suddenly, they notice Colin is watching something, it's Brian in
the distance and soon he's haring off to greet the tortured artist.
However, he's heading bang on course for a collision with a speeding
On the other side of the road, Brian explains to his mum that he
became an artist when Pompom, his little shi tzu, exploded under
an artic lorry. Brian then suddenly sees the impending end of Colin
by the same wheels of death and snaps into action, scooping up the
little fella and carrying him to safety. However, Daisy's chased
after him too and she's now in front of the car and then SMACK,
ti hits her
Knox's office, Tim is flciking through his portfolioto retrieve
the picture. Suddenly, Sophie is there. She's already taken out
the offensive pic and a rather cheeky one of her. At the height
of his embarrassment, Mike radios in and tells Tim the girl he fancies
is coming to the room
Knox himself has got out his BMW now and is apologising when Daisy
tells him she knows who he is, "You're a massive wanker"
He apologises again but isn't certain what they can do about it
artists aren't normal representation in car accident
gives Tim the picture of Knox but hangs onto the one of her. She
then asks Tim out on Friday and our hero stumblingly agrees. He
turns to run out of the building and finds Mike eating Nescafe out
of the tin. Meanwhile, downstairs, the ecurity guard is just abot
to show tyres his holiday snaps when he spots Tim and Mike on the
CCTV. Knox also shows up and heads up in the lift while the guard
takes the stairs. Trapped, Tim and Mike await their fate, even worse,
the cartoon has slipped from Tim's hand and lands right in front
of Damien's feet. He picks it up and to Tim's obvious falling down
horror, engages him in conversation. Damien is quite pleased to
see 'Bisley' so en-thusiastic.
the doors burst pen and the guard runs in. Damien waves him away
as there is no problem here, not now. The guard then recognises
Mike from the TA and they discuss the upcoming stealth and tactics
weekend (y'see, Mike has this cool plan involving Tizer
Damien throws the paper away and with a sigh, the duo slip back
down and out to Tyres. On the way home, tyres says his reward can
be a pint of the black stuff, but even Mike knows you can't drink
a pint of Bovril
tells Sophie that he likes Tim's work and that she should let him
know to come to a meeting next Monday to discuss things at length.
All the gang return home, worse the wear but happy from their travels
all except Tyres, who once again, is lost in the groove