Gerald Wright runs the Baselricky Council Health & Safety Department
with a team of misfits who, despite their best efforts, seem to cause
as much chaos as humanly possible in their mission to make Britain
Few Council Officers take their commitment to the health and safety of
the public more seriously than Gerald Wright. A man dedicated to the
minimization of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald
were able to control his own life with the same benevolent despotism
with which he regulates other peoples’. Sadly he can’t.
A recent divorcee and new single Dad, Gerald’s personal life is just one
long struggle against the petty irritations and inconvenience which
bedevil all our lives. Those 21st century slings and arrows of
outrageous fortune against which Gerald’s lengthy rule book is no
defence at all.