Double Science. Image shows from L to R: Colin Jackson (Ben Willbond), Kenneth Farley-Pitman (Justin Edwards). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Double Science

Radio sitcom about two incompetent science teachers who work at a college that specialises in drama

2007 - 2008  (BBC Radio 4)
6 (pilot + 1 series)
Ben Willbond, Justin Edwards, Raza Jaffrey, Rebecca Front, Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Ben Willbond, Justin Edwards
British Broadcasting Corporation

Forrresters is a sixth form college with a highly successful drama department run by the odious Danny Woods. For years, the science department at the college was a forgotten and neglected area where Colin Jackson (no relation) and Kenneth Farley-Pittman, two chemistry teachers existing in a work-life balance haven, could brew their own ales in peace and quiet. Kenneth even devised a self-assessment system where one class taught itself.

However the head of department Dr Oates dies from a massive coronary (probably induced by a butter chicken-laden diet). His replacement is Alison Hatton - she is keen and wants to bring in new students. Nothing will be the same again.