En route to Fenn Street, Hedges happens across a mother trying to discipline her unruly son. The boy does not want to go to school, so the teacher offers to take him.
On arrival, however, he discovers the boy belongs at Weaver Street. No sooner has he taken the boy there than he runs off. Hedges finally begins lessons with new class 4C, but badly misses 5C, and reacts angrily when one of his new pupils makes a disparaging remark about Eric Duffy.
The police look for Hedges, because the boy has not turned up for lessons, and show Potter an Identikit picture, based on details provided by the boy's mother, but the forgetful caretaker fails to recognise it...
The day after the first episode of 'The Fenn Street Gang' went out in Britain, its parent show was back. Alas, with most of the original cast gone, it was not the same. The fourth series of 'Please Sir!' is much like the seventh series of 'On The Buses' in that respect. Even a brief appearance by Liz Gebhardt as 'Maureen Bullock' at the start of 'Identitwit' cannot conceal the fact that it feels more like an episode of 'Grange Hill'.
Interestingly, the new titles depict pupils blowing bubble gum, reading horror comics, playing leap frog etc. Shame they are not in the actual show. That running blonde in hot pants would have sent the ratings soaring!
Kate Williams appears as the boy's mother. She was soon to be seen in 'Love Thy Neighbour' as 'Joan Booth', while Brinsley Forde, who plays 'Herman', was 'Wesley' in the 'Please Sir!' movie.
Funniest moment - Maureen making Hedges' bed and finding his pyjama bottoms under Penny's pillow!
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