This is a film based on the life of the Wolfenden family and some charachters in the city of Reading, England. Wolfenden whoose son, Jeremy, professess to being Queer, is asked to chair a Home Office committee to look at the laws on Prostitution and Homosexuality. The story follows at least three story arcs. ONE. Wolfenden starting up the committee and dealing with the people who are interviewed, then coming to a decision about the laws surrounding prostitution and homosexuality. TWO.Jeremy Wolfenden's life as a young homosexual man in 1950s Britain. His arrival and sucess at Oxford, his stresses as a 'queer' man and the debates between him and his Father. THREELabourer, Charlie Bollard's relationship with '23 men' and particularly with Parker the baker with whom he becomes obsessed. Bollard is arrested and charged with 'offences' and sees his former partners sentenced to 'an average of 3 and a half years in goal'. The intertwining stories tell the story of the what it was like to be homosexual in 1950s England.