David Essex appears once again as the irresponsible Jim Maclaine, now in search of pop stardom. Leading his own rock 'n' roll band, 'The Stray Cats', his rise to fame is rapid and ruthless. With a number one record, the band is one of the hottest properties in the record business. Success brings wealth and a great deal of unhappiness and the group are becoming resentful of Jim hogging the limelight. The time is ripe for a change. "Stardust" presents a remarkable insight into the torrid, unscrupulous world of pop, the pressures and upsets it creates and the tragic effects that result.