Ben's dying Grandfather is ready to leave this world. He is compelled to do one final deed, to fix up his Grandfather's treasured bus, despite his obligations to his pregnant wife. His hard work pays off, and he drives the old machine through the rural beauty of the North Pennines. Ben takes it all in as his Grandfather shares the blissful experience with him one last time. But as both engine and old man begin to fail, Ben is confronted by another looming crisis that is hurtling towards him. An ode to loss and acceptance, The Number 30 is a snapshot of a mind dealing with death and new life.