Ken Thompson is a right on solicitor, a history buff, and most of all an adoring husband and father. Ken wants the very best for his family - which means them all doing everything his way. But Ken's unshakeable authority is about to be vigorously shaken by a dope smoking twonk who plays by his own rules, threatens Ken’s position of power and wedges himself firmly between him and his daughter Rachel. This wacky new addition to Ken’s kingdom pushes his patience to the limit as he struggles to keep control of his household…and his senses.
Cuckoo has been travelling for years, and has had so many drugged up conversations at sunrise, he now believes he is the man to solve the political challenges of the twenty first century. Cuckoo plans to do this by sleeping a healthy twelve hours a night, giving his new wife at least three orgasms a day and perfecting the perfect jacket potato recipe. Can he do it? Yes he can. Cuckoo’s not afraid of social boundaries, nor does he have any problem sharing, and oversharing his wacky views and strange habits with his in-laws and soon makes himself comfortable in his new home. Too comfortable, in the eyes of Ken, who before long, is looking for ways to eject this imposter from suburbia, and send him back into the wild.
Rachel spent eighteen years doing everything her dad told her. Then she went on a gap year to Thailand, met Cuckoo and discovered that life had more to offer than grade eight trumpet. Head over heels in love, in Rachel's eyes, Cuckoo can do no wrong - and when people doubt him, she will leap to his defence like a trumpet playing tigress. Much to Ken’s exasperation, Rachel’s a daddy’s girl no more. She’s found a new leader in her life and has jacked in her plans for further education to follow the spiritual teaching of her new husband and support him on his mission to change the world, one jacket potato at a time.
Estate Agent Lorna is a bit surprised when her beloved Rachel comes back married, but soon Lorna's undiscriminating affection for any other sentient being kicks in, and she's delighted to have a new member of the family. Lorna is everybody's ally, and though defiantly scatter-brained, is pretty much in control of everyone. A bit of a wild child in her youth, Lorna certainly has an adventurous side but ultimately she’s a calming force in the family who pacifies Ken and tries to make him see a different side of his new son-in-law.
Dylan is a sixteen year old virgin, whose moral code would make Machiavelli feel a bit uneasy. When Dylan surveys the members of his family, he doesn't see people - he sees opportunities to get money, lifts and Chinese takeaway. Dylan couldn’t care less about his sister’s big news but for the fact that disharmony in the family presents new bribing opportunities for him. The one hope for Dylan's black soul is his undying love for Lorna's best friend's daughter, Zoe.
Connie is Lorna's best friend and colleague at Lorna's Estate Agents. Connie is a painfully prim socially climbing suburban forty-something - who secretly wishes she was Lady Gaga. Connie is a fawning mum to son Zeb, and daughter, Zoe.
Steve is Connie's husband and father of Zeb and Zoe. He's a social climbing GP with a Napoleon complex. Had he been born two hundred years earlier, he might have conquered Europe. As it is, his efforts are focussed on trying to be recognised as better than Ken at everything - a competition bemused Ken has no interest in participating in.