Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

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Series cast summary:
Ursula Holden Gill Ursula Holden Gill ...  Carol Schicklgruber 40 episodes, 2001-2004
Gillian Bevan Gillian Bevan ...  Clare Hunter 40 episodes, 2001-2004
Lloyd McGuire ...  Bob Porter / ... 40 episodes, 2001-2004
Ellen Thomas ...  Liz Webb 39 episodes, 2001-2004
Tamzin Malleson ...  Penny Neville 32 episodes, 2002-2004
Adrian Bower ...  Brian Steadman 31 episodes, 2001-2003
Navin Chowdhry ...  Kurt McKenna 31 episodes, 2001-2003
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ...  Lindsay Pearce 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Marsha Leanne Crosby Marsha Leanne Crosby ...  Kayla 22 episodes, 2002-2004
Andrew Lincoln ...  Simon Casey 20 episodes, 2001-2003
Jason Boyd Jason Boyd ...  Adam Grint 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Raquel Cassidy ...  Susan Gately 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Nina Sosanya ...  Jenny Paige 18 episodes, 2001-2002
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kathigites See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Kurt McKenna: [about JP] He loves Christmas
Brian Steadman: [mimicking JP] It's fucking magic!
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Connections

Version of Der Lehrer (2009) See more »

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The Boy With The Arab Strap
by Belle & Sebastian
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Funny show!
4 July 2007 | by Ryu_DarkwoodSee all my reviews

Our television guide described this show as a British version of Ally McBeal, with the big difference that the setting isn't a fancy lawyers office but a rundown school. And that's the thing that is so great about this show; it doesn't glamorize anything. Its Protagonist, 26- year old Simon, is a shallow minded antihero, selfish to the core. He's using people to fulfill his own desperate needs, trying to avoid every responsibility if something goes wrong. Then there is Susan, his emotional female buddy, trying to be strict and decisive but with the tendency to have a turbulent inner life. Add Brian and Kurt, two teachers that behave as a pair of 13-year olds, to the mix and you have a very funny show. I also adored the at the surface ice cold Jenny Page. She has that kind of cool and distant beauty that some women have. I truly believe that a woman like her can make a man like Simon mad.

This is how I want to see a comedy show; realistic, filled with dark humor and, most importantly, having a good balance between seriousness and wackiness. You start to loved its flawed yet charismatic characters.


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