Howlin' Bob Maddison was all set to enjoy his retirement from a classified
military research institute in Aldershot when he was made to look after
an alien and a robot from the planet Ogg Vorbis, by order of the Queen.
His biggest challenge, however, would be to adopt
his granddaughter, orphaned in a sickening teleportation accident.
A bashful computer chip and talking blue shellfish
further complicate matters.