After discovering that his favorite comic is being used to send messages between a master criminal and his gang of thieves, teenager Joe Kirby sets out to alert writer Felix Wilkinson (Alastair Sim) and turn the page on the crooks.
Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney (Terry-Thomas). Then he discovers the Lifeman college run by "Professor" Potter (Alastair Sim) and discovers the secrets of success.
Practical joker Henry Russell (Hugh Griffith) leaves 50,000 pounds to his four surviving relatives, including his cousin, retired army officer Deniston Russell (Alastair Sim). There’s just one stipulation – each of them has to undertake a task completely out of character for one month.