The 'PrimeLine' TV team have pretty well sewn up the 'jelly game', that dubious area of journalism relying on Elvis, aliens and sex scandals. When a new Japanese sponsor insists that they cover an important Antarctic ecology conference, they determine to show their true documentary-making skills. Unfortunately all is not as it seems; there is a hidden agenda somewhere: the mysterious Japanese trade mission; American interference; terrorism; a rival media crew. Survival calls for subterfuge, deviousness and courage. A little luck would help too.