Sitcom about teenager Will (Simon Bird) who unwillingly moves from a private school to a suburban comprehensive where he makes three new friends, Simon, Lee and Neil, none of whom are cool or credible.
Simon Antony Bird (born 19 August 1984) is an English actor, writer and stand up comedian best known ...
Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) is the protagonist character who serves as the show's narrator. His parents have recently divorced, and due to his mother's financial troubles, he is moved from his privileged private school education to the Sixth Form at Rudge Park, a local comprehensive school. His mother, Polly (Belinda Stewart-Wilson), attributes the move to bullying rather than her own financial issues. Initially Will fails at making friends when he begins at Rudge Park (due to his "gay hair", "clumpy shoes" and "actual briefcase") and has an instant dislike taken to him by the formidable head of Sixth Form, Mr. Gilbert (Greg Davies), as well as psychopathic school bully, Mark Donovan. But after several attempts to win their friendship, Simon, Jay and Neil eventually warm to him. Throughout the first series, Will's successes and failures include buying alcohol illegally, calling Neil's dad a "bumder", and organising and hosting a Christmas prom at the school. In one episode of Series One, Will is the love interest of Charlotte 'Big Jugs' Hinchcliffe - the school's most popular and attractive girl - whom he lies to about not being a virgin. The two very nearly take part in sexual intercourse, but Charlotte is let down by Will's unsuccessful attempt, which he describes in his own words as "rubbing up against the perineum". In Series Two, Will is sent to work at a local garage for his work experience placement, due to a technical error (he was originally assigned to work for the local newspaper publisher, since he has ambitions to work in law or media). He also enters himself and the boys for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, where they voluntarily work at a retirement home - but it is discovered that the real reason behind it is so that Will can date Daisy, an attractive older girl who works at the home. His chances with Daisy are ruined after she discovers the wig of one of the retirement home's pensioners down his pants (after Jay and Neil poured hair removal cream down his pants when he fell asleep), and they are later kicked off the course when Jay is found masturbating in the bedroom of one of the residents. At the end of the second series, when the boys face exams, Will began to crack under pressure and relies on energy drinks to keep him going. This leads to him soiling himself in his final exam, and after sitting it several hours late, he goes to the pub and gets very drunk, compensating for the fact that he has probably failed his Politics AS level. In Series 3, Will is convinced into going on a double date with Simon, Tara, and Tara's friend, Kerry (or "Big" Kerry according to Will). He is repulsed by her presence as she is taller, a bit ditzy and boring; however once he hears how she is infamous for giving oral sex to her last few boyfriends, he agrees to take part in it. They unexpectedly share a kiss when Kerry escorts him back home, which gives her the impression that they are now courting. At Neil's birthday party, Will can no longer pretend and tells her that they're not really going out, which devastates her and causes a dramatic misunderstanding among Neil's relatives. As a result, Will is told to leave by Neil's dad who reports the incident to his mother, subsequently grounding him for three weeks for "doing nothing wrong."
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