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When you first meet Jed P Horton, he’s a socially awkward young man, desperate to find a job, and yet unprepared to dress and act as his peers do in 1981. Instead of the large hair and equally matching large shoulder pads of the era, he daily pulls on a battered leather jacket, red Doc Martens, and well-worn narrow blue jeans in hope of emulating his idol, Jed Parsons – a deceased Rock Star from the 70s.
While Jed is socially awkward, he does have some best mates. The rotund Jim, whose only desire is to work in the local chip shop. Jessie, a full on, in your face, don’t mess with me girl. Philly a transgender he meets at work who harbours dreams of being a fashion designer, and comb-over Steve and his psycho Jack Russel Travis.
At heart Jed is what you would call a good bloke who wants for little more than to visit his idol’s home Jedland. All well and good, but not an easy thing to do when you live in the small town of Leighton Buzzard, where his earning capacity is at best limited.