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Catherine Tate and Philip Glenister will star opposite David Walliams in new BBC One sitcom Big School.

The sitcom, first announced in August, is co-written by Walliams and is set in an urban secondary school.

Walliams will play chemistry teacher Mr Church, while Tate is cast as enthusiastic new French teaser Miss Postern.

Life on Mars star Glenister will play Mr Gunn, a lothario gym teacher, with The Thick of It's Joanna Scanlan starring as interfering drama teacher Mrs Klebb.

Also cast in Big School - which was originally titled Autumn Leaves - are Frances de la Tour (The History Boys) as no-nonsense headmistress Ms Baron, Steve Speirs (Extras) as miserly geography teacher Mr Barber and Black Mirror's Daniel Rigby as music teacher and wannabe rock star Mr Martin.

"Led by David Walliams, it's an absolute privilege to work with such a brilliant cast and off-screen production team, »

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