Two rebellious British teenagers experience strict parenting on the other side of the world, as 18-year-old sponger Scott Collison and 17-year-old party girl Billie Spencer get new parents in Mombasa, Kenya.
For a week they must live with the Mugazas, a family of traditional African Christians. Dad Dickson runs the city's environmental health department and his wife Faith is a stay-at-home mum. As Christians they believe that respecting one's elders is the foundation of good behaviour.
The Mugazas have prepared a set of rules for the British teenagers that include no alcohol, no cigarettes, no piercings, no tattoos, no weird haircuts and no swearing. Scott is immediately asked to remove not just his earrings but also his tattoos.
Over the week the teens are tightly supervised. They are woken at 5am for school, while Billie is sent to grandma's house out in the bush as a punishment for smoking and Scott is sent to work for the first time in a year. Can Billie learn that life isn't one long party and will Scott learn to stand on his own two feet?