Thomas and Sarah: Season 1, Episode 6

Alma Mater (18 Feb. 1979)

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Sara is working at a private boys' school when Thomas arrives and brazens himself into becoming a teacher.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Godfrey ...
Dr. Groom-Crombie
John Welsh ...
Mr. Chater
Pat Keen ...
Mrs. Battersby
Norman Scace ...
Geoffrey Toone ...
John Saunders ...
Mr. Drew
Matthew Ryan ...
Paul Davies Prowles ...
Mason (as Paul Davies-Prowles)
Grant Bardsley ...
Adam Armstrong ...
Dean McMillan ...
John Lowit ...


Sarah is an under-maid in an understaffed private boys' school run by Dr. Groom-Crobie, who overcharges his students' families while shortchanging his charges and giving them inferior materials and food while fattening his own pockets, Thomas applies for a job there and is made a teacher although he has no training or expertise. Written by

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Thomas becomes a School Teacher!
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November 1910

Sarah gets a job as 'Matron' in a small private school for boys.

Whilst there, she becomes popular with the students and gains their trust. The boys' whose parents are being ripped off by the Headmaster with fees for lessons and teachers they don't have, confide in her. Treating them as she does, Sarah also gains their respect.

In the meantime; Sarah arranges an interview for Thomas for position as 'odd job' man, but at crossed purposes, he's inadvertently employed as teacher! The two - then jointly - coupled with the help of some of the head boys expose the school for what it is.

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