Weekly situation comedy about a hapless but caring teacher and his class of unruly kids. The teacher sees much good and potential in his pupils much to the dismay of his fellow teachers who... See full summary »
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 Norman Potter (55 episodes, 1968-1972)
Noel Howlett ...
 Mr. Cromwell (55 episodes, 1968-1972)
Joan Sanderson ...
 Doris Ewell (55 episodes, 1968-1972)
Richard Davies ...
 Mr. Price (55 episodes, 1968-1972)
Erik Chitty ...
 Mr. Smith (55 episodes, 1968-1972)
Liz Gebhardt ...
 Maureen Bullock (37 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Bernard Hedges (36 episodes, 1968-1971)
Peter Cleall ...
 Eric Duffy (36 episodes, 1968-1971)
David Barry ...
 Frankie Abbott (35 episodes, 1968-1971)
Peter Denyer ...
 Dennis Dunstable (35 episodes, 1968-1971)
Penny Spencer ...
 Sharon Eversleigh (34 episodes, 1968-1970)
Malcolm McFee ...
 Peter Craven (34 episodes, 1968-1970)
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Weekly situation comedy about a hapless but caring teacher and his class of unruly kids. The teacher sees much good and potential in his pupils much to the dismay of his fellow teachers who have lost hope in these kids. Written by Simon Bodger <simon@britnet.com>

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Several of the actors playing the pupils of class 5C were (very obviously) in their mid 20's when the series began, despite their characters being meant to be around 16. See more »

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Better Than Average School Comedy
25 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the first three seasons, this show was very good. It is the story of an idealistic teacher played by John Alderton who becomes the teacher for the unruly students of class 5C. The students (some of whom looked older than their school ages) aren't bad kids, but they are from a working class background, kind of a rough upbringing. They are naturally not trusting of authority, and Alderton does a good job as the teacher that they actually, if not love, at least respect. There are other characters, like Norman (Deryck Guyler), who is the comic foil most often, the somewhat doddering Headmaster (Mr. Howlett) and the tough as nails Doris (Joan Sanderson), but the show is best when it revolves around 5C. After three seasons the kids of 5C were no longer in the series, neither was Alderton. The show went on for another season, but the momentum was lost. Not a laugh riot, it is better than most school comedies. Its more realistic than Welcome Back Kotter, which I like mostly for nostalgic reasons. I recommend this, you don't have to be British to like it. The movie of "Please Sir" is also recommended, it is fun.


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