Dinah Glass moves in with a new foster family and begins to attend the same school as her new foster brothers. But there is something very strange going on at the school. BBC adaptation of the children's novels by Gillian Cross.
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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)
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 Ian (18 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Mrs. Hunter (17 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Rose Carter (10 episodes, 1996)
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Dinah Glass is a young girl, nervous about joining her new foster family; The Hunters. Although the parents are welcoming, the two brothers (Harvey and Lloyd) are more cautious but that's the least of her problems once she starts at her new school. The headmaster is intent on order and the pupils are unusually willing to obey, except for a few. What is going on and just what is the headmaster up to? Dinah hopes to find out, if she can just win the trust of Harvey and Lloyd.

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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 »

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Forget Harry Potter meet Splat!
11 December 2002 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

I picked up this film in a dodgy part of the city, thinking it might be fun. It didn't seem too old and was produced by the BBC. Firstly the plot is your usual evil headmaster trying to take over the world. This story is very similar to a book i once read called 'My Teacher is an Alien'. Anyway, don't be put off by the child-heavy cast, the acting is not bad, compared to the first Harry Potter film.

The brothers are great-fun in a Weasley Twins kind of way. Dinah is sort of a Harry/Hermione fusion, being the main character, smart, brave, and an orphan. The rest of the gang are under-used, Ingrid is sassy, Ian is the scared one, and i forget who the last one is.


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