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Flatby is a small, nondescript coastal town with no particular claim to fame and an ailing local economy.
Then deputy mayor, Laura Fitzgerald (Gwen Taylor) learns from local historian Malcolm Batley (Matthew Cottle) that Flatby has never officially been part of the United Kingdom.
She talks the Town Council into proclaiming Flatby's independence.
Other regular characters include Mayor Winston Wainwright ( Rudolph Walker), Simon Watson (Richard Hope), Julie Fitzgerald (Jacqueline Defferary), Bert Figgis (Trevor Cooper), Johnny Pearce (Danny Webb), Deidre Pearce (Emma Amos) and Gareth Jones (Alan David).