Billy Whitehurst, accountant and Sunday League footballer, is faced with a dilemma when his girlfriend of five years leaves him. Billy, named after his father's favourite Hull City centre forward, decides to resign his post and travel. He begins by flying to Malta where by chance he is employed to seek out a sticky fingered member of the banking fraternity. He then moves on to Gibraltar by working his passage on a yacht. His further adventures, amorous and otherwise, take him by cruise liner to Australia and on to Singapore. After further overseas adventures he finally settles back in his native Yorkshire with the love of his life, Janet, and her mother Rose.