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Please Sir! (1971)

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5C's classroom blackboard contains various topical references: "Hendrix Lives!" alludes to the then-recent death of rock star Jimi Hendrix in September 1970; "Keep our milk" and "Hands off our milk!" refers to Tory Government Secretary of State for Education and Science Margaret Thatcher's unpopular spending-cut abolition of free school milk toward the close of the same year; the Gunners are Arsenal Football Club. See more »

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When Bernard is in the pub he orders the kids to go back to camp and penny threatens to report him for discrimination she would have to admit that she is breaking the law by serving alcohol to underage kids, it would be a pretty dumb move. See more »

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[Bernard has barged into the meeting about the school camp]
Doris Ewell: The party will consist of thirty-five children.
Bernard Hedges: Didn't you leave out the word *privileged*, Miss Ewell?
Norman Potter: Aye aye, would you burst into the United Nations like that?
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Spun-off from Please Sir! (1968) See more »

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All Things Bright and Beautiful
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Music by William H. Monk and lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
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As good as an Ealing Comedy in its own way
28 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Highly under-rated British comedy with many memorable characterisations, not a bad script, and a wonderful feel-good factor.

John Alderton is pretty much faultless as Hedges - this is fine comic acting.

Especially enjoyable if you grew up in the 1970s. Standout sequence for me is when Hedges (and we) think 5c have gone to bed for the night and he heads off to the pub with Price... only to bump into his pupils there. Nicely done.

Other amusing sequences also, and I can sum up the film using an expression of Dennis's (one of the characters)... "Yeah! Double NEAT!!"


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