Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

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Tim Loane
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4   3   2   1  
2004   2003   2002   2001  
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Ursula Holden Gill Ursula Holden Gill ...  Carol Schicklgruber 40 episodes, 2001-2004
Gillian Bevan ...  Clare Hunter 40 episodes, 2001-2004
Lloyd McGuire ...  Bob Porter / ... 40 episodes, 2001-2004
Ellen Thomas ...  Liz Webb 39 episodes, 2001-2004
Tamzin Malleson ...  Penny Neville 32 episodes, 2002-2004
Adrian Bower ...  Brian Steadman 31 episodes, 2001-2003
Navin Chowdhry ...  Kurt McKenna 31 episodes, 2001-2003
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ...  Lindsay Pearce 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Marsha Leanne Crosby Marsha Leanne Crosby ...  Kayla 22 episodes, 2002-2004
Andrew Lincoln ...  Simon Casey 20 episodes, 2001-2003
Jason Boyd Jason Boyd ...  Adam Grint 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Raquel Cassidy ...  Susan Gately 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Nina Sosanya ...  Jenny Paige 18 episodes, 2001-2002
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

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Comedy | Drama

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One of a James Cordens first TV appearances. See more »

Quotes

Brian Steadman: This has nothing to do with you being fat, which you're not, you're just healthy... in a large way.
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Connections

Version of Der Lehrer (2009) See more »

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The Boy With The Arab Strap
by Belle & Sebastian
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Wonderful for first series
13 March 2017 | by istaraSee all my reviews

The first couple of series of Teachers are wonderful. The third is so-so.

The fourth is dire, and I'm honestly surprised the cast agreed to many of the story lines.

Many other reviewers have commented on character changes being problematic in the later series. The loss of lead characters is a problem, but it's not the real reason that Series 4 is an unmitigated horror. Let's detail why:

1. Three new characters are introduced. The first is a "hot guy" to effectively replace Andrew Lincoln/James Lance. His character works okay, or would have done if they tried to establish more chemistry with established characters (as with Lindsay/Matt in Series 3). The other two characters are mystifyingly awful in how they are written. One (the "hypochondriac") is simply never funny. The other should be on TVTropes as the ultimate "token" hire. The poor actor is literally given no personality at all and nothing interesting to work with. Even straight men (in the comedy usage of the term) are supposed to be funny.

2. The themes and story lines are puerile, gross-out and frequently offensive, without being funny. In the earlier series the joke was having puerile characters in adult situations (teaching). In the last series, the situations are puerile. I feel particularly sorry for Vicky Hall (Lindsay) having to act the "fat episode". As for the "Ping" storyline, words simply fail. Little Britain handled the concept of a mail order bride more amusingly and more sensitively than this.

Teachers is definitely worth a watch. The final series is definitely worth a skip. It's amazing to realise that it was written by pretty much the same team of writers: what were they thinking?


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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2001 (UK) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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