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

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Series cast summary:
Ursula Holden Gill Ursula Holden Gill ...  Carol Schicklgruber 40 episodes, 2001-2004
Gillian Bevan 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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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kathigites See more »

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Tiger Aspect Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Clare Hunter: I never want to see "for being a mong" in the detention book again.
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Version of Teachers. (2006) See more »

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The Boy With The Arab Strap
by Belle & Sebastian
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a cult show for the 00's
3 May 2001 | by r_whitingSee all my reviews

The First time Andrew Lincoln came to British Screens, was in the cult TV show "This Life" in which he played a quirky, neurotic and often confused lawyer. The reason the two series of "This life" were so good was due to the rich array of characters who played off one another so nicely, and a strong story line that was fast paced, witty and realistic.

Teacher's feels like it was written as a vehicle to show case the strongest characteristics of Lincoln's character in "This life". His character, Simon, in teachers is even more neurotic and confused about life than Egg was. On paper this sounds like it runs the risk of type-casting Lincoln and ruining the show from the out set. In reality Lincoln manages to pull it off; in fact he does so, so superbly that he avoids all the clichés and pitfalls and really shines.

While Andrew Lincoln twinkles his socks off, the rest of the cast refuse to be out done, Raquel Cassidy and nina Sosanya who play susan and jenny Respectively, do so subtly if not sublimely again avoiding the clichés, and Simon's two slobby mates (also teachers) Brian and Kurt played by Adrian Bower and Navin Chowdhry, provide the perfect foil for Simons ever growing neurosis.

At the end of the day, Teachers again has a strong storyline with a lot of fast paced humour and wit, while maintaining a degree of realism and showing teaching from both sides of the black board, teachers has all the potential and as I'm sure time will show has all the makings of a cult show in it's own right.


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