Having failed to interest 5C in art, Hedges attempts to teach them Shakespeare, beginning with 'Romeo & Juliet'. Frankie would rather they read Mickey Spillane instead.
One person keen to act out the love scenes in the play with her teacher is Maureen Bullock, who is hopelessly infatuated with him.
After refereeing a football match, Hedges is helped by 5C - along with Duffy's Dad - to settle into his new flat. But a nosey neighbour spots a smiling Maureen leaving with Hedges - and jumps to the wrong conclusions.
The gossip spreads like wildfire, and when it reaches Potter's ears, he goes to tell Mr.Cromwell...
With this episode, the characters were fully defined. Maureen's habit of bursting into tears led to a running gag in which Hedges always handed out hankies ( there was a great pay-off to it at the end of Season 3 ). Potter complements the headmaster on making a witty remark when all he did quote a proverb, and Frankie's fascination with the criminal underworld makes itself known.
Alistair Williamson plays 'Mr.Duffy', and would still be in the role when 'The Fenn Street Gang' got underway three years later.
Funniest moment - Dennis interrupting the Romeo & Juliet reenactments with ( bad ) imitations of nocturnal animals.
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