Howard Shirley has an unusual talent: he has a photographic memory. He uses his talent to enter and win, a mega-money TV quiz show.
He then discloses another gift: he is clairvoyant and can predict racing results. He gambles the winnings on race horses with great success and he and his wife Janet (who is also the narrator of the story) become extremely wealthy and travel the world staying in luxury hotels.
On their return however, Howard, disgusted by the corruption of the world they have seen – and troubled by prophetic glimpses of a coming decline in civilisation – declares that they must take drastic measures to which Janet just cannot agree to…
- One Hand Clapping is a House of Orphans and International Anthony Burgess Foundation production.