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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
10 October 2002 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true.
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superb, surreal observation of fondly remembered UK schools' television See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Peter Serafinowicz ... Scientist / ... (13 episodes, 2002-2005)
James Serafinowicz ... Student with Copybook (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
Nigel Lambert ... Narrator (8 episodes, 2002)

Robert Popper ... Jack Morgan (8 episodes, 2002-2005)

Olivia Colman ... Pam Bachelor (6 episodes, 2005)

Josie D'Arby ... Pealy Maghti (6 episodes, 2005)

Edgar Wright ... Scientist / ... (6 episodes, 2002-2005)
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Series Directed by
Tim Kirkby (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Robert Popper (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
Peter Serafinowicz (14 episodes, 2002-2005)

Series Produced by
Karen Beever .... line producer (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
Robert Popper .... producer (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
Peter Serafinowicz .... producer (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
Peter Fincham .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2002)
Ash Atalla .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Mark Freeland .... executive producer: BBC (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Robert Popper (8 episodes, 2002)
Peter Serafinowicz (8 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
John E. Walker (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Dickens (8 episodes, 2002)
Paul Machliss (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting by
Sarah Crowe (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Rosy Thomas (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tayyaba Irtizaali (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Benjamin Brougham (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Costume Design by
Wiz Francis (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
Georgina Napier (8 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Makeup Department
Vanessa Alves .... makeup designer (8 episodes, 2002)
Stuart Conran .... special makeup effects artist (4 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bianca Bewley .... assistant director (1 episode, 2005)
Steve Roberts .... assistant director (1 episode, 2005)
Tracey Warren .... assistant director (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Marc Everett .... art department / graphics / ... (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
Antony Hariades .... art department / special makes / ... (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
James Serafinowicz .... art department (8 episodes, 2002)
Peter Fentem .... property master (6 episodes, 2005)

Ben Wissett .... graphic artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ian Currie .... sound recordist / location sound (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
Ian Gillespie .... dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 2002)
Matt Stronge .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2005)

Anthony Faust .... adr mixer (unknown episodes, 2005)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dom Greyer .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Gideon Corby .... animator (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
 
Series Editorial Department
J.P. Davidson .... on-line editor (1 episode, 2005)
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Other crew
Nadia Ali .... production team (8 episodes, 2002)
Caroline Clark .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2002)
Jenny Hay .... head of production (8 episodes, 2002)
Jane Jackson .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2002)
James Lindsay .... location manager (8 episodes, 2002)
Ben Mangham .... location manager (8 episodes, 2002)
Theo Park .... production team (8 episodes, 2002)
Sophia Roberts .... archive researcher (8 episodes, 2002)
Matthew Mulot .... production team (5 episodes, 2005)
Lois Drysdale .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (6 episodes) (season 2) | 9 min (8 episodes) (season 1)
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Certification:
Australia:M | UK:12 | USA:TV-PG (cable rating)

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Trivia:
The first (2002) series was a parody of the patronising 1970s "For Schools and Colleges" programmes, especially ITV's series "Experiment". The second (2005) series was a parody of "Tomorrow's World" (1965).See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:We're using AC-DC because it is heavy metal.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The British Comedy Awards 2004 (2004) (TV)See more »

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Superb, surreal observation of fondly remembered UK schools' television, 21 January 2004
Author: groovycathers

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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