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John Esmonde (original story & screenplay) and
Bob Larbey (original story & screenplay)
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10 September 1971 (UK) See more »
Mr Hedges takes his class on a field trip, with disastrous consequences. | Add synopsis »
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Funny big-screen spin-off from a popular sitcom See more (5 total) »


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John Alderton ... Bernard Hedges

Deryck Guyler ... Norman Potter
Noel Howlett ... Mr. Cromwell
Joan Sanderson ... Doris Ewell
Richard Davies ... Mr. Price
Erik Chitty ... Mr. Smith

Patsy Rowlands ... Angela Cutforth
Peter Cleall ... Eric Duffy
Carol Hawkins ... Sharon Eversleigh
Liz Gebhardt ... Maureen Bullock
David Barry ... Frankie Abbott
Peter Denyer ... Dennis Dunstable
Malcolm McFee ... Peter Craven
Aziz Resham ... Feisal
Brinsley Forde ... Wesley
Jill Kerman ... Penny Wheeler
Norman Bird ... Reynolds
Barbara Mitchell ... Mrs. Abbott
Peter Bayliss ... Mr. Dunstable
Eve Pearce ... Mrs. Dunstable
Jack Smethurst ... Bus Driver
Daphne Heard ... Old Gypsy Lady
Nicholas Locise ... Nobbler (as Nicky Locise)
Brenda Cowling ... Mrs. Duffy
Richard Everett ... Malcolm
Hayden Evans ... Parsons
Fred Beauman ... Gypsy (as Frederick Beauman)
Graham Angell ... Kid
Gregory Scott ... Teacher
Jenny Irvine ... Pupil
George Georghiou ... Pupil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Allen ... Irate Driver in Hillman Imp (uncredited)

Richard Calder ... Pupil (uncredited)
Todd Carty ... Boy in Assembly Wishing to Be Excused (uncredited)

Barbara Frankland ... School Girl (uncredited)

Kevin Hudson ... Pupil (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Stuart 
Writing credits
John Esmonde (original story & screenplay) and
Bob Larbey (original story & screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Bates .... executive producer
Leslie Grade .... executive producer
Andrew Mitchell .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Vickers  (as Mike Vickers)
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
Casting by
Diana Parry 
Richard Price 
Art Direction by
Denys Pavitt 
Set Decoration by
Helen Thomas 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hair
Alex Garfath .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Wilcox .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Kelly .... assistant director
Art Department
Bill Dennison .... assistant art director (as Bill Bennison)
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Les Hammond .... sound recordist
Colin Miller .... dubbing editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Drake .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dora Lloyd .... wardrobe
Music Department
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Sam Fonteyn .... original theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
Tony Tweedale .... publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

100 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Australia:G | Iceland:L | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (2004)

Did You Know?

Cilla Black's song "La La La Lu (I Love You)", featured on the film's score, was released as the B-side on her 1971 single "Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)".See more »
Plot holes: 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 »
Angela:[On being caught sneaking out of the hut] I was just going to see if Mr Hedges had his timetable for tomorrow.
Doris Ewell:To bed, Miss Cutforth!
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Movie Connections:
References Quo Vadis (1951)See more »
School's Out (Please Sir! Theme)See more »


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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Funny big-screen spin-off from a popular sitcom, 28 July 2004
Author: TC Raymond from England

John Alderton plays Bernard Hedges, a too-sensitive teacher at a rough-as-guts comprehensive school whose unruly pupils alternate between siding with him and giving him a hard time. After a near-riot in assembly on the first day of term, Hedges asks his class why they didn't "jump at the chance" of going on an outward bound course, and Peter Cleall (who would later appear in the horrible CONFESSIONS OF A POP PERFORMER and a memorable public information film about fire safety doors) replies "Jump? We don't get the chance to even bloody hop!". Lines such as these are scattered through the screenplay, and still make me laugh years later. Hedges is outraged at the raw deal his class is receiving, and campaigns to get them out of the wicked city and into the great outdoors. After some juicy dialogue with the coach driver (Jack Smethurst of LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR fame) - "Shut your mouth and give your brains a chance!" - and a couple of politically incorrect diversions with the pakistani kid and the black kid (who later joined the British reggae band Aswad!) that will probably have to be cut for future showings - they arrive at the outward bound centre, and so begins a string of often very funny set pieces and episodes. There isn't much plot, but the spirited performances and the inventive naughtiness of the Fenn Street gang keep you engaged. Although the overall tone is genuinely innocent, it's likely that the politically correct chattering classes will frown at lines like "Get tarts up your belfry!" and one girl faking a rape scenario just to humiliate the rival posh kids. Overall this is a pleasant piece of nostalgia, hardly a night out at the pictures, but still engaging enough on a rainy afternoon.

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