'The Rotters' Club' follow a group of teenagers and their families in the Birmingham of the seventies; a world full of class struggles, strikes and racial tensions. Ben Trotter (Geoffrey Breton), Doug Anderton (Nicholas Shaw) and Philip Chase (Rasmus Hardiker) are at King William's, typically a school for the British middle class. It is intended that they start here on the kind of life that their parents never had. Ben sees himself as a great literary talent. He is secretly mad about the beautiful Cicely Boyd (Alice Eve) and has growing religious feelings for which he is actually ashamed. The self-assured and handsome Doug is a convinced socialist. He is in love with the intelligent and sarcastic Claire (Cara Horgan), but she seems to be immune to his charms. And Philip is an enthusiastic 'prog-rocker' who would love to start his own band. The threesome is surrounded by a colorful group of characters, such as the not-so-clever Culpepper (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), the best athlete in the school, his rival Richards (Peter Bankole), the only black pupil, and Sean Harding (Rafe Spall), a rash joker who occasionally has extreme right-wing ideas. after seems to keep.