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Look Around You 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2002–2005)
A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true.
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 Scientist / ... 14 episodes, 2002-2005
Nigel Lambert ...
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 Jack Morgan / ... 9 episodes, 2002-2005
James Serafinowicz ...
 Student with Copybook 9 episodes, 2002-2005
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 Scientist / ... 7 episodes, 2002-2005
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 Pam Bachelor 6 episodes, 2005
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 Pealy Maghti 6 episodes, 2005
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A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true.

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10 October 2002 (UK)  »

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The first (2002) season was a parody of the patronizing 1970s "For Schools and Colleges" programs, especially ITV's series "Experiment". The second (2005) season was a parody of Tomorrow's World (1965). See more »

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Narrator: We're using AC-DC because it is heavy metal.
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Featured in The British Comedy Awards 2003 (2003) See more »

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Superb, surreal observation of fondly remembered UK schools' television
21 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

For those of you that haven't ever seen any British schools' TV, especially that of the golden 1970's-1980's period, Look Around You is a send-up of some educational programmes that were, and still are, shown to school children in the UK in order to augment their classroom experience. In the 1970s-80s, having the treat of a TV show to break up the day was a looked-forward to experience for most, as it meant you didn't have to actually do any work whilst the programme was on, not to mention it was about the maximum interactivity availbale at that time (no PCs in the classroom until about 1983!) others seem to think it's an OU send-up actually it's probabaly closer to a 1970's/early 80's school's programme called "Experiment", dangerously close in fact. I think the guy who narrates the series may even be the same one that narrated the proper educational programme.

Look Around You is superb, keenly observed from its source material and surreal in execution. Well worth a watch, especially in the 25-40 age group who witnessed it all for real, but others may well enjoy the silliness of it all as well.


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