Andy is now starring in a successful television series and has a new agent to represent him but he still wants more. Maggie has had a tough time and is having to work as a cleaner to get by.
Andy finally catches a break and busies himself making a classy sitcom that he hopes will stand the test of time. The BBC, however, has different ideas.
David Bowie offers some home truths to Andy as he finally realises his dream of TV success. However, it is soon apparent to the former background artist that fame comes at a price and he is devastated to learn that stardom isn't quite how he expected it to be.
In pursuit of credibility Andy takes a role in a play directed by Ian McKellen, a two-hander called A Month of Summers.
Andy appears to have lost his down-to-earth personality when he decides to fire long-time agent Darren, and Maggie is hurt when he starts to leave her behind in favour of spending more time with his new celebrity friend Jonathan Ross.