ONE CHORD WONDERS is a series of 5 plays by top British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce. The series looks at the ‘punk generation’ three decades later, with each play telling a different, but connected, story. The series is based on the fictional premise that in March 1977 punk band the Adverts performed a gig in Camberley to an audience of 27 people. Over 30 years later, someone is trying to bring those 27 people back together again for a reunion. Featured actors include Pauline Quirke, Doon Mackichan, Sian Reeves, Richard Ridings, Danny Webb, Manjinder Virk, Sam Dale, Dan Starkey and Fenella Woolgar.

The series begins with ‘Parallel Lines’, the story of Julie, the singer in an ageing Blondie tribute band. An invitation to the reunion of the audience at the 1977 Adverts gig brings some skeletons dancing from the cupboard.

‘Blitzkrieg Bop’: In 1977, self-styled Mo Motormouth was writing a punk fanzine. Now she’s doing the travel news for a radio station. An attempt to re-launch her ailing career brings unwelcome attention from some of her ‘livelier’ listeners.

‘Damned, Damned, Damned’: Hardman Mick’s career in the music business imploded after a brush with an over-enthusiastic fan. Now in prison, can he find salvation in his treasured memories of ‘that night’ in 1977?

In ‘This is the Modern World’ an unlikely pilgrimage to Camberley forces eco-toilet pioneer and ex-‘anarcho-punk’ Muttley to be reunited with his former self.

The final play, ‘Television’s Over’, takes us back 34 years to where it all begin; the day punk heroes the Adverts arrived at the Police Club in Camberley. Many of the characters we have met in earlier plays are there in their teenage guise. At the centre of it all is Adam, a young lad in desperate need of something to believe in.