The party of the sixties is well and truly over and what's left is the hangover. It's 1973 - a time of unemployment, picket lines, a crash on the stock market. But it's also a time when you can imagine the stars. And so enter the Bird family...Baxter - the first Bird to go to university. It's fresher's week and a new beginning. But his past isn't ready to let him go. And worse, it's followed him right into the lecture hall. Christie - haunted by what's gone before and held back by heartbreak. But with her son succeeding against the odds it's now her turn to follow her dreams. Until the husband she'd thought she was rid of walks back into her life. Truman - husband to Christie and father to Baxter. After a ten-year absence he decides he's owed a second chance. And to help him on his way he's found a golden key that will open every door. Or so he believes. In a story of laughter and tears, Haysom takes us on one family's journey to achieve their dreams, and shows us that for every lie and secret in every family, there is also a love. And in the end it's love that counts.