The Time Bandit follows the adventures of two eleven year old friends Lizzie and Sam. Always up to mischief, the pair are soon in trouble with the local policeman PC Goodrich. Looking for somewhere to hide after being spotting pinching some apples, the pair sneak into the local scrap yard.
Breaking into one of the abandoned sheds, the two youngsters are surprised to discover a one-arm bandit hidden under a canvas sheet. But the real surprise was to come when Sam's curiosity got the better of him and he pulled on its handle. Transported back in time to places and events they had only read about in books, Lizzie and Sam soon find themselves embarking on an adventure they will never ever forget.