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 ...  Carol Schicklgruber 40 episodes, 2001-2004
Gillian Bevan ...  Clare Hunter 40 episodes, 2001-2004
...  Bob Porter / ... 40 episodes, 2001-2004
...  Liz Webb 39 episodes, 2001-2004
...  Penny Neville 32 episodes, 2002-2004
...  Brian Steadman 31 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Kurt McKenna 31 episodes, 2001-2003
Vicky Hall ...  Lindsay Pearce 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Marsha Leanne Crosby ...  Kayla 22 episodes, 2002-2004
...  Simon Casey 20 episodes, 2001-2003
Jason Boyd ...  Adam Grint 19 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Susan Gately 18 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Jenny Paige 18 episodes, 2001-2002


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

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Channel 4 [UK]



Release Date:

21 March 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Kathigites  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Funny show!
4 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Our television guide described this show as a British version of Ally McBeal, with the big difference that the setting isn't a fancy lawyers office but a rundown school. And that's the thing that is so great about this show; it doesn't glamorize anything. Its Protagonist, 26- year old Simon, is a shallow minded antihero, selfish to the core. He's using people to fulfill his own desperate needs, trying to avoid every responsibility if something goes wrong. Then there is Susan, his emotional female buddy, trying to be strict and decisive but with the tendency to have a turbulent inner life. Add Brian and Kurt, two teachers that behave as a pair of 13-year olds, to the mix and you have a very funny show. I also adored the at the surface ice cold Jenny Page. She has that kind of cool and distant beauty that some women have. I truly believe that a woman like her can make a man like Simon mad.

This is how I want to see a comedy show; realistic, filled with dark humor and, most importantly, having a good balance between seriousness and wackiness. You start to loved its flawed yet charismatic characters.

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