Chalk (1997– )

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The comic and extremely chaotic adventures of the long suffering staff and pupils of Galfast High, probably the worst High school in the country, whose deputy headmaster, Mr. Eric Slatt, ... See full summary »

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 Eric Slatt (12 episodes, 1997)
Martin Ball ...
 Dan McGill (12 episodes, 1997)
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 Amanda Trippley (12 episodes, 1997)
Geraldine Fitzgerald ...
 Janet Slatt / ... (12 episodes, 1997)
John Grillo ...
 Mr. Carkdale (12 episodes, 1997)
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 Suzy Travis (12 episodes, 1997)
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 Jason Cockfoster (7 episodes, 1997)
Duncan Preston ...
 J.F. Kennedy (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Richard Nixon / ... (5 episodes, 1997)
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The comic and extremely chaotic adventures of the long suffering staff and pupils of Galfast High, probably the worst High school in the country, whose deputy headmaster, Mr. Eric Slatt, seems able to cause chaos with every thought, word, and deed without even realising it! Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Mr Moffat - if you're reading this - write something else.
21 March 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Chalk is one of the most underrated British sitcoms. I'm not pretending it's one of the best, but it deserved attention and recognition and admiration. It WAS just farce, but it was funny, well constructed, and beautifully acted. What lifted the programme above the norm, though, was the love affair, which was handled terrifically. The difference between British and American sitcoms, what makes the US ones so popular, is they're good at building on-going unconsummated love affairs into the plots - Ross and Rachel, Frasier and Niles, Caroline and Richard. They make you want to keep watching. Although the complicit insanity of David Bamber and Nicola Walker was very understated throughout the first series, it was there. In the next series, it began to come to life - this was perfect pacing, and the episode where they both draw diagrams to show how they're not compatible was nearly brilliant.

It's not as good as Press Gang, of course - nothing is (and I'm not crazy, I'm sensible and clever in real life) but it's clear that Moffat is our best hope for producing a sit com full of great lines and a romance you care about. I wish he'd write something new now. How about a return to Spike and Lynda - they must both want to do it, if it's as good as Press Gang. She could be working her way up a ghastly tabloid, or the editor of a local paper, or well, I am getting into crazy territory now. But he should do it.


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