Barry PiltonIt is the 1980's and deep in mid-Wales the inhabitants of the Nant Valley are holding out against the modern world. Then outsiders discover the valley, and wrongly believe it to be an idyll.
Stefan, a rich an mysterious foreigner, buys a derelict manor house ad sets about being squire - only to find that his money fails to impress anyone, least of all craftsmen. He can't even get served in the pub, as Gwillim the landlord hates customers. Jane and Rob, poor and arty urbanites, buy a tumbledown farmhouse and a Vietnamese pig. They want a wind turbine, but Rob has no money as he is an abstract painter and the locals only like sheepdog portraits. A progressive couple, their enthusiasm for alfresco nudity has tragic repercussions for the farming community. Meanwhile Dfydd, the all-seeing postman, doubts the valley is ready for outsiders - and as they struggle with sexual scandal, hostile artisans, an unsuccessful laundromat exhibition and a corpse, the omens ar not good..