Drama based on real-life events. Marie Stubbs, a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is coming up to retirement age, takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George's School in north west London which was facing closure after the notorious murder of its previous headmaster, Philip Lawrence, in 1995 as he was breaking up a fight between his pupils and those from a rival school.
The Story Of Teaching, Transformation And Triumph
Did You Know?
When Marie confronts the staff she quotes "If thou of fortune be bereft" by US poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92), sometimes known as "Buy hyacinths for thy soul". See more
References Sister Act