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The Rotters' Club 

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais' adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Coe about three friends growing up in Birmingham in the 1970s.
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2005  
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Geoffrey Breton ...  Ben Trotter 3 episodes, 2005
Kevin Doyle ...  Colin Trotter 3 episodes, 2005
Rebecca Front ...  Sheila Trotter 3 episodes, 2005
Alice O'Connell Alice O'Connell ...  Lois Trotter 3 episodes, 2005
Sebastian Harding Sebastian Harding ...  Paul Trotter 3 episodes, 2005
Nicholas Shaw ...  Doug Anderton 3 episodes, 2005
Hugo Speer ...  Bill Anderton 3 episodes, 2005
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Irene Anderton 3 episodes, 2005
Rasmus Hardiker ...  Philip Chase 3 episodes, 2005
Sarah Lancashire ...  Barbara Chase 3 episodes, 2005
Mark Williams ...  Sam Chase 3 episodes, 2005
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Nigel Plumb 3 episodes, 2005
Alice Eve ...  Cicely Boyd 3 episodes, 2005
Cara Horgan ...  Claire Newman 3 episodes, 2005
Roderick Smith Roderick Smith ...  Donald Newman 3 episodes, 2005
Rafe Spall ...  Sean Harding 3 episodes, 2005
Peter Bankole ...  Steve Richards 3 episodes, 2005
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ...  Culpepper 3 episodes, 2005
Chris Rankin ...  Waring 3 episodes, 2005
Geoffrey Whitehead ...  Headmaster 3 episodes, 2005
Tony Haygarth ...  Jack Forrest 3 episodes, 2005
Christine Tremarco Christine Tremarco ...  Miriam Newman 2 episodes, 2005
Patrick Haviland Patrick Haviland ...  Everett the Drummer 2 episodes, 2005
Andrew Tiernan ...  Roy Slater 2 episodes, 2005
Hugh Bonneville ...  Voice of Adult Ben 2 episodes, 2005
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Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais' adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Coe about three friends growing up in Birmingham in the 1970s.

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BBC [UK]

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UK

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26 January 2005 (UK) See more »

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Isle of Man See more »

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(3 parts)

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Stereo

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The title quotes from Share It, a song by the prog rock group Hatfield and the North. See more »

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Referenced in Drama Connections: Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2005) See more »

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So it's based on a successful book. So what?
9 February 2005 | by GolligowSee all my reviews

So it's based on a successful book. So what? Shallow, hollow and one-dimensional. If you knew this generation of three day working weeks and unions and shop stewards and immigration and racism and IRA bombs etc etc etc, all well and good - all this series does is cast a glib, politically correct eye at those times, rendering the issues essentially as sound-bites that never really develop further than the histo-montage credits. This could have been done so much better - could have been grittier and more potent concerning the issues of the day. Instead, it was like a twee, picture postcard, empty homage to what was essentially an amazing decade.


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