Frank Derrick is 81. And he's just been run over by a milk float. It was tough enough to fill the hours of the day when he was active. But now he's broken his arm and fractured his foot, it looks set to be a very long few weeks ahead. Frank lives with his cat Bill (which made more sense before Ben died) in the typically British town of Fullwind-on-Sea.
Frank Derrick is 82. But he just doesn't feel old. He's still Frank. A dad, a granddad, a friend to Bill the cat. When he receives a phone call from Los Angeles with news that his grown-up daughter's life is falling apart, his natural instinct is to drop everything to be with her. And so Frank gets on a plane for the first time. He was never much good at helping his daughter through crises when she was younger.
Was kann man mit über 80 Jahren schon erleben? Vor allen Dingen, wenn man durch einen Unfall lahmgelegt ist? Frank Derrick hat die schlimmsten Befürchtungen. Doch was zuerst wie eine mittelschwere Katastrophe aussieht, entpuppt sich für Frank als Glücksfall. Denn seine Pflegekraft Kelly wirbelt sein Leben ordentlich durcheinander. Und so wird ihm klar, dass die Abenteuer des Alltags jede Stunde zu etwas ganz Besonderem machen können.