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11 November 1968 (UK) See more »
It's an education in comedy.
Weekly situation comedy about a hapless but caring teacher and his class of unruly kids. The teacher... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 35)

Deryck Guyler ... 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)

John Alderton ... 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)

Series Directed by
Mark Stuart (31 episodes, 1968-1970)
Howard Ross (21 episodes, 1971-1972)
Alan Wallis (3 episodes, 1970)
Series Writing credits
John Esmonde (44 episodes, 1968-1972)
Bob Larbey (44 episodes, 1968-1972)
Andy Baker (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Geoff Rowley (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Tony Bilbow (4 episodes, 1971-1972)

Series Produced by
Mark Stuart .... producer / executive producer (55 episodes, 1968-1972)
Philip Casson .... producer (20 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Production Design by
Barbara Bates (32 episodes, 1968-1970)
Andrew Gardner (14 episodes, 1968-1971)
Rodney Cammish (8 episodes, 1971-1972)

Bryce Walmsley (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Sam Fonteyn .... composer: theme music "School's Out" (55 episodes, 1968-1972)

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30 min (57 episodes)

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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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Better Than Average School Comedy, 25 November 2010
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

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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