70s UK: nationalised industries run the country and Unions run them into the ground: sometimes into the sea. Xmas 1971 approaches and a brand new Island ferry is due to replace the unreliable old ferry, but keep the same unreliable, self destructive crews. Meanwhile, wealthy local riverside property developers have plans to rid the river of the dirty ferry service. Xmas disaster is inevitable.
It is never too late to borrow too much and retire to place you can't really afford: the planet Provender, you know, the one near Proxima Centauri. (This publication is sponsored by Galactogrunter Equity Release.)