Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together.
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Did You Know?
Miss Whitchurch refers to the staff room as 'Cold Comfort Farm', a reference to the novel by Stella Gibbons
, first published in 1932. There have been two filmed versions - a television movie (Cold Comfort Farm
(1995)) and a television mini-series (Cold Comfort Farm
(1968)). See more
The boys' and girls' fight on the playing field seems far from antagonistic: most of the cast appear to be suppressing laughter. See more
Please sir, I don't want any more.
After the end credits have rolled, we see Rainbow and Edwin collapsed exhausted on the playing field. A very early example of a now commonplace device. See more
Sung by the boy's choir See more