"No, Honestly" featured Clara and Charles "CD" Danby, a newlywed couple. Clara was a ditzy dreamer who hoped to write books for children. Charles, by contrast, was a struggling actor with a more serious streak. At the start of each episode, the couple appeared in front of an audience telling stories about their first meeting, courtship and life as newlyweds. The entire programme, therefore, was a series of flashbacks as the couple recounted the earlier days of their romance.