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Big School 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2013– )
Deputy Head of Science, Mr Church has been at Greybridge School for 15 years. He is about to resign after a dramatic experiment. However, the arrival of the new French teacher changes everything.




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Series cast summary:
David Walliams ...  Mr. Church 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Catherine Tate ...  Miss Sarah Postern 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Philip Glenister ...  Mr. Gunn 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Frances de la Tour ...  Ms Baron 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Steve Speirs ...  Mr. Barber 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Joanna Scanlan ...  Mrs. Klebb 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Matthew Fenton Matthew Fenton ...  Nicholas 10 episodes, 2013-2014
James Greene ...  Mr. Hubble 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Daniel Rigby ...  Mr. Martin 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Jocelyn Jee Esien Jocelyn Jee Esien ...  Daphne 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Julie T. Wallace ...  Pat 6 episodes, 2013
Joivan Wade ...  Manyou 6 episodes, 2013
Georgia Thompson ...  Beyonce 6 episodes, 2013
Carla Ryan Carla Ryan ...  Tina 6 episodes, 2013
Cheryl Fergison Cheryl Fergison ...  Jo 6 episodes, 2014


The series follows Keith Church (David Walliams), a socially naive chemistry teacher at the fictional Greybridge Secondary School, near Watford, North London, who falls for new French teacher Sarah Postern (Catherine Tate), who believes herself to be an inspirational teacher, in tune with youth culture and a beautiful woman. However she is also getting attention from arrogant and rude sports teacher Trevor Gunn (Philip Glenister). Other staff members include Ms Baron (Frances de la Tour) as the alcoholic 'no nonsense' headteacher, Mr Martin (Daniel Rigby), a music teacher with ambitions to be a singer-songwriter, Mr Barber (Steve Speirs), a geography teacher who is having a nervous breakdown and is employed as a caretaker in the second series and Mr Hubble (James Greene), the elderly and confused head of science. The pupils at the school are portrayed as being mainly interested in social networking, texting and partying and as being bored by the attempts of Mr Church and Miss Postern ...

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Release Date:

16 August 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Большая школа See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Five cast members have all appeared in Doctor Who. Catherine Tate played the part of Donna Noble, the Doctor's companion, David Walliams played the part of Gibbis in The God Complex, James Greene played the abbot in The Bells of Saint John and Jovian Wade played Rigsy in Flat line and Fear The Raven, Steve Speirs played Sip Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen. See more »

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Brings back memories
6 October 2013 | by darrhlingSee all my reviews

This is a really great series with marvellous character development. If you went to school in the UK, Big School is definitely worth a watch since there will no doubt be moments which will spark memories (key the science experiments...)

You end up growing fond of the people and actually hoping things will go well for them. Lots of laughs; a play of human weakness and desire and ineptitude and the show we put up to make up for all our shortcomings.

A slightly lighter, prolonged version of The History Boys - and that is basically as good as it gets in my book.

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