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A Class Apart (2007)

A working class single mother appeals to send her son to the best state school in her area. When the headmaster of a local private school hears of her campaign, he is intrigued, and offers ... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Hurran

Writer:

Tony Grounds
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessie Wallace Jessie Wallace ... Candy Jerome
Nathaniel Parker ... Anthony Troth
Sanchez Adams Sanchez Adams ... Kyle Jerome
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Allam ... Deputy Headmaster
Juliet Aubrey ... Olivia Troth
Julian Brammer Julian Brammer ... Maths Teacher
Paul Brooke ... Godfrey
Jay Brown ... Trevor
George Cole ... George
Harriet Eastcott Harriet Eastcott ... Angela
Tony Grounds Tony Grounds ... Mr Evans
Peter Halpin Peter Halpin ... Photographer
Natasha Joseph Natasha Joseph ... Mrs Collins
Chris Larner Chris Larner ... Head Teacher
Rodney Leech Rodney Leech ... Latin Teacher
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A working class single mother appeals to send her son to the best state school in her area. When the headmaster of a local private school hears of her campaign, he is intrigued, and offers her son a place at his school, betting that he can turn the boy's life around. Written by Anonymous

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One boy... Two classes...

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (UK) See more »

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I Don't Need a Man
Written by Richard Christopher Harrison (as Rich Harrison), Kara DioGuardi and Nicole Scherzinger
Performed by The Pussycat Dolls
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Surprised me how good this was.
2 April 2007 | by Nevis-1See all my reviews

I normally don't like the "soppy" "feel-good" shows, but this was very well done. Jessie Wallace (of EastEnders fame)who plays Candy Jerome, was exceptional. I did realize she could act somewhat, but not on this level...she was wonderful, and very convincing in her role.

Jessie's co-star, Nathaniel Parker who plays Headmaster Anthony Troth is also brilliant in this show, but it took me awhile to get his most famous role, Inspector Lynley out of my head. He plays the POSH head, so he has all the airs and graces of Lynley, but his association with, Candy Jerome is quite out of character.

Very touching show that displays the faults of the British school system, along with it's good points too. A Class Apart also demonstrates that while the "English Class" system is "officialy" dead, in everyday society, it is alive and kicking.

If you are a Jessie Wallace aka "Kat Slater" fan, this is well worth a watch. The Kat is back in all her EastEnders glory in this show!


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