The Demon Headmaster (1996–1998)

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Family
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 275 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 111 titles
created 30 Dec 2010
 
a list of 37 titles
created 07 Apr 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 14 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Demon Headmaster (1996–1998)

The Demon Headmaster (1996–1998) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Demon Headmaster.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1998   1996  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules
Brum (TV Series 1991)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Adam Schumacher, Yemi Adenle, Dan Carey
Art Attack (1990–2004)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An educational series presenting various art project suggestions and creations.

Stars: Neil Buchanan, Peter Corey, Mitchell Knight
The Worst Witch (1998–2001)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

"The Worst Witch" series is based on the four "Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. It follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble, (Georgina Sherrington) a witch attending Cackles Academy. ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Duchêne, Emma Brown, Clare Coulter
Mona the Vampire (TV Series 1999)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stars: Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Carrie Finlay, Justin Bradley
Shoebox Zoo (TV Series 2004)
Adventure | Fantasy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An American student living and studying in Edinburgh is given a mysterious box of toy animals for her birthday, toys that come alive during the night in their quest to find an ancient magical book.

Stars: Alan Cumming, Rik Mayall, Siobhan Redmond
The Cramp Twins (2001–2005)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a pair of non-identical twin brothers, Lucien and Wayne, who live with their hygiene-crazed mother and their western/country-crazed father in a small town called Soap City. ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Kenny, Kath Soucie, Nicole Oliver
Rupert (1991–1997)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Julie Lemieux, Valerie Boyle, Guy Bannerman
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A group of animals have to leave their home, the Farthing Wood, which was destroyed by the people. They travel to the famous White Deer Park and want to make a new home there. Fox is their ... See full summary »

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody
Round the Twist (TV Series 1989)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and nine year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Mitchell, Esben Storm, Rian McLean
Bodger and Badger (TV Series 1989)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Andy Cunningham, Jane Bassett, Carol MacReady
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Demon Headmaster takes over television, subjecting the population to 24-hour news coverage. In order to defeat him, the CBBC presenters must play various CBBC game shows to reach 100% on the entertainment scale.

Director: Howard Myers
Stars: Barry Chuckle, Paul Chuckle, Josie D'Arby
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Terrence Hardiman ...
 The Demon Headmaster / ... (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Frances Amey ...
 Dinah Hunter / ... (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Gunnar Atli Cauthery ...
 Lloyd Hunter (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Kristy Bruce ...
 Ingrid (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Thomas Szekeres ...
 Harvey Hunter (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Rachael Goodyer ...
 Mandy (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Anthony Cumber ...
 Ian (18 episodes, 1996-1998)
...
 Mrs. Hunter (17 episodes, 1996-1998)
Katey Crawford Kastin ...
 Rose Carter (10 episodes, 1996)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 January 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Riivattu rehtori  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The show is adapted from four of Gillian Cross's "Demon Headmaster" novels. The first half of the first series is adapted from "The Demon Headmaster", the second half is adapted from "The Prime Minister"s Brain", the second series is adapted from "The Demon Headmaster Strikes Again" and the third series is adapted from "The Demon Headmaster Takes Over". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Great books, great TV series
8 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Even as a child I loved the books, they were well written, interesting and funny and the character of The Demon Headmaster stuck in my head for a long time. Apart from one or two underused secondary characters, this was very good. As an adaptation it sticks true to the books' spirit, and is just as well written and interesting. And yes, The Demon Headmaster is very memorable here.

The production values are pretty good, same with the music, while the script has a good balance of humour and intelligence and the story is interesting and doesn't meander. The characters are great, Dinah is smart and brave and Lloyd and Harvey bring a smart and light-hearted touch. But I have to say The Demon Headmaster is the best character of all. The acting I had little problem with, Terence Hardimann is especially excellent in the title role, very cold and terrifying.

In conclusion, a great series and a solid adaptation too. 9/10 Bethany Cox


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
TV show help! dudphilips2001
I must be going mad! Sure I saw this in the 80s. artilevel
The Demon Headmaster takes over TV reddragon30000
Series 1 OFFICIAL DVD djarmhp
DVD Release in the UK nathlloyd1
Discuss The Demon Headmaster (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?