Frank Tollit puts up giant letters on the sides of buildings. From a forty foot 'IKEA' to a five foot 'Comet', Frank's been the master for thirty years. But in his heart, he always yearned to work with slightly smaller letters...novels. Spy novels, in fact. Stories of espionage, treachery, unexpected encounters in dangerous places, disasters, explosions and daring rescues. Problem is, they never felt authentic. That is, until the day Frank turned up for work and found all those things starting to happen for real. Tim Firth's Sign of the Times is a comedy about a fifty-seven year old man of letters learning the greatest lesson in life - how to live happily ever after. Peter Wilson directs.