In a future Britain, the appetites and passions of the masses are controlled by television. When audiences show signs of boredom, the broadcasters must find new methods to engage them.
Who is the strange man brought by the police to Dr. Frame? Is he a murderer? How did he gain his uncanny knowledge of Frame's private life? Is it possible that he really comes from another time?
When a school housemaster's wife becomes interested in a young student, a scandalous situation that could jeopardise his entire future, is not far away. 'Young Woodley' so outraged the Lord Chamberlain, that he banned it from every theatre in England.